A tropical storm with international name Hagupit has intensified into a typhoon Tuesday night, December 2. However, Hagupit is yet to enter Philippine Area of Responsibility.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration forecasts Hagupit to enter PAR tomorrow morning, December 4. The typhoon will be named Ruby upon entering Philippines.
“Hagupit is still too far to affect any part of the country,” PAGASA said.
There are two scenarios seen with Hagupit, it could make a landfall in Eastern Visayas or may not hit land and will move upwards toward Japan after re-curving its path.
According to AccuWeather, “conditions are prime for Hagupit to strengthen further, potentially approaching super typhoon intensity over the waters of the Philippine Sea later this week.”
“If the storm takes the track into the Philippines, the impacts will be potentially very severe with widespread flooding, damaging winds, storm surge and pounding surf,” AccuWeather’s Anthony Sagliani said.
If the second scenario happens, Philippines will be spared from these life threatening events.