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Typhoon Bopha (Bagyong Pablo) Afternoon Video Update | December 6, 2012

Here is our latest Video Update on Typhoon Bopha (Bagyong Pablo). At the end of the video, we also have a quick forecast for the Philippines over the next few days.

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Typhoon Bopha (Bagyong Pablo), which has been downgraded to a Tropical Storm both by PAGASA and JTWC, continues to move away from the Philippines. Good weather is now prevailing over much of the country and is giving rescuers the chance to assess the damage caused by Bopha, especially in Mindanao. The hardest hit areas of Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental continue to report rise in death tolls as well as infrastructure damages. So far, nearly 330 people have died, nearly half of that came from the provinces mentioned. Almost 400 people are still missing in the impacted areas as well.

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Mindanao Rainfall Map from NASA’s TRMM

As for the weather over the next few days, there may still be some light rains across Northern Palawan and Western Luzon courtesy of Bopha. A stationary front could also bring some light rains across Northern and Eastern Luzon. A disturbance moving across the Pacific may reach Palau by tomorrow but is not expected to develop into a Tropical Cyclone. It may, however, bring rains across Eastern Philippines by next week as it pushes westward.

-WxCaster PAT