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Typhoon in boracay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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Typhoon in boracay.

Hey all, we just arrived today and hearing about the typhoon.

How bad is this going to effect boracay and does it usually linger for a few days afterwards?

Luzon, Philippines
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1. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

If the local weather agency is right then expect strong winds and rain in Boracay starting tomorrow afternoon up to Wednesday and it could last for at least 24 hours until the public storm signal would be lifted. Expect boat trips between Caticlan and Boracay to be cancelled if there is a public storm signal maybe also tomorrow afternoon.

Oslo
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2. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

One really never truly knows with Boracay, but play it safe and stay out of the water. Enjoy your vacation and do NOT worry.

boracay
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3. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

Typhoon Pablo is expected to hit Boracay on Wednesday. Expect flight and boat cancelations on the days either side of it. If you are already going to be here, your hotel should afford more than enough safety. And as Leftover says, stay out of the water and avoid outdoor or water activities. And keep an eye out for falling coconuts! Reports say the typhoon should be on it's way out by Friday.

Edited: 11:58 pm, December 02, 2012
Luzon, Philippines
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4. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

The province of Aklan is now under Typhoon Signal #1 according to PAGASA. Are there still boats plying the Caticlan-Boracay route? If the Coast Guard is diligent in their job then boat trips should be cancelled unless the boat is heavier than 1,000 gross metric tons.

www.coastguard.gov.ph/index.php…

boracay
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5. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

As of now the weather is fine, calm and sunny with virtually no wind. The jetty port administrator has declared that no boats can make the crossing from Caticlan to Boracay and vice versa as of 5pm this evening (Monday) in anticipation of the typhoon 'Pablo' which is predicted to reach Boracay on Wednesday.

Melbourne, Australia
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for Philippines
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6. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

As kegler747 states, Boracay (in Aklan) is under Public Storm Signal number 1, which is less severe than 2 or 3:

…inquirer.net/317231/signal-no-3-raised-over…

I assume from this that Boracay is quite far from the 'eye' of the storm, so Boracay is unlikely to be hit as badly as many other Filipino areas. This doesn't mean that Boracay will escape damage.

Melbourne, Australia
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7. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

I'll steer clear of the outdoors from Wednesday - Friday then. You wouldn't know a typhoon was on its way, it's been a nice day - calm before the storm...

boracay
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8. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

There's no need to be that extreme. Just take it as it comes. The storm won't suddenly hit the island in a matter of minutes. It is due on Wednesday morning. There's no need to barricade yourself in your hotel room. When the weather turns gloomy you'll have plenty of time to get under cover. Just avoid water activities for now, till it's gone.

Melbourne, Australia
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9. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

sirenna, leftovertoo and other locals, simply as a point of information: while the weather bureaus claims that Boracay won't be at the epicentre of the storm, is there any outside chance that some hotels at close to sea level will be substantially flooded as occurred in Thailand with that infamous tsunami, or is this very, very unlikely given the less severe Storm Signal number 1 for Aklan?

Manila, Philippines
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10. Re: Typhoon in boracay.

@VLad-a tsunami is caused by an earthquake. A storm surge, possibly? But I have never heard of one happening in Boracay.

Just need to get weather updates from the proper authorities.