Hagupit, the latest Typhoon to strike the Philippines, has taken a sharp turn to the North after making landfall in Eastern Samar province. Now, Typhoon Hagupit threatens Manila (the capitol) and southern regions of the main island of Luzon.
Hagupit (aka “Ruby”) made landfall late Saturday night, December 6th in eastern Samar, according to the Philippine national weather agency, PAGASA. It made a second landfall Sunday over the city of Cataingan on the island of Masbate; the typhoon’s center then passed within 20 km of Masbate City at 2 p.m. local time Sunday, December 7th.
Typhoon Hagupit Threatens Manila around 8 p.m. Monday
Metro Manila can expect to feel the typhoon’s full effects between 8 to 10 p.m. on Monday. Seas will be rough to very rough on the seaboards of Luzon, the Visayas, and on the northern seaboard of Mindanao due to Ruby and the annual northeast monsoon, according to PAGASA.