(UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – YOLANDA Super typhoon (Haiyan international name) has slightly weakened as it makes its way out of the Philippines.
As of 10:30 pm on November 8, its maximum sustained winds are at 195 kilometers per hour near the center, down from 214 km/h recorded by state weather bureau PAGASA's 5:10 pm severe weather bulletin. However, it still packs gusts up to 231 km/h.
The eye of Yolanda was located 30 km west of Coron, Palawan. It is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility around 2 pm Saturday, November 9.
The system is still carrying heavy to intense rainfall (10-20 mm/h) within the 400 km inside diameter of the storm. In total, PAGASA said the typhoon has a 600-km diameter.