Tropical Depression Zoraida and Haiyan Early Evening Update | November 12, 2013

Tropical Depression Zoraida continues to move across Mindanao with rains falling across Mindanao and Visayas. The center was last located approximately 30km north northeast of Cagayan De Oro City or about 200km south southeast of Cebu City. Maximum sustained winds remain at 55kph with gusts of up to 85kph according to the latest JMA Warning. TD Zoraida is currently moving westward at 30kph.

PAGASA has actually downgraded Zoraida into a Low Pressure Area, hence all Public Storm Warning Signals have now been lowered.

IR Image from NRLMRY

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Latest satellite image shows a cluster of disorganized clouds moving through Central Philippines. Rains have been ongoing since this morning and has actually hampered flights in and out of Tacloban Airport. Thankfully, it looks like weather conditions are improving at least in Eastern Visayas. C130 planes have finally been able to land at the airstrip in Guiuan in Samar Island bringing in much needed relief goods and medicines.

For more updates on Tropical Depression Zoraida and the situation in the Philippines brought by Typhoon Haiyan, please watch our video below:

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