10 Facts You Should Know About Typhoon Hagupit

posted on: Monday, December 8, 2014


Here are 10 facts that you might wanna know about the one of the strongest cyclone of 2014, Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as “Ruby’).


1. Touchdown



The storm was predicted to make 6 landfalls in the Philippines.


2. Brace yourselves


The storm contains maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and a gust of up to 210 km/h.


3. Inconsistent path of the storm


The weather forecasters predicted that the storm will hit Central Visayas, but the path of the storm changed due to a pulling effect of a ‘jet stream’ located at the northern part of the Philippines. 


4. Storm with a touch of a full moon


December 6, 2014 at 8:27pm is a full moon. Therefore, it will cause a high tide, with a height of 1.19m and 3.9ft around 9:30 pm.


5. It’s gonna rain cats and dogs


Added with the strong wind, Typhoon Hagupit has a 24-hour rain accumulation of 100 to 300 mm with a diameter of 600 km.


6. Where it all began

First sign of the storm being formed is located at 5.49° N, 149.06° E with 185° @ 13 km/h on December 2, 2014 at around 02:00 am.


7. Definition of words


Even though it is used as an international name of a typhoon, in the Philippines, it is a word for whiplash!


8. Slowly but not surely

Many people are expecting the typhoon to take place earlier, that’s why many schools have suspended their classes. But some of those days have a hot sunny weather.


9. Downgraded

From a supertyphoon, Typhoon Hagupit was downgraded last Friday but it can still cause heavy damage.


10. Typhoon Hagupit is potentially the strongest typhoon so far, since Yolanda last year.


It’s not quite as strong as Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) but Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is still devastating.