Here are 10 facts that you might wanna know about the one of the strongest cyclone of 2014, Typhoon Hagupit (locally known as “Ruby’).
The storm was predicted to make 6 landfalls in the Philippines.
The storm contains maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and a gust of up to 210 km/h.
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.
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.
Added with the strong wind, Typhoon Hagupit has a 24-hour rain accumulation of 100 to 300 mm with a diameter of 600 km.
First sign of the storm being formed is located at 5.49° N, 149.06° E with 185° @ 13
Even though it is used as an international name of a typhoon, in the Philippines, it is a word for whiplash!
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.
From a supertyphoon, Typhoon Hagupit was downgraded last Friday but it can still cause heavy damage.
It’s not quite as strong as Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) but Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) is still devastating.