TROPICAL DEPRESSION Urduja HAS SLIGHTLY WEAKENED AFTER CROSSING SAMAR PROVINCES AND IS NOW OVER MASBATE AREA.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION #UrdujaPh HAS SLIGHTLY WEAKENED AFTER CROSSING SAMAR PROVINCES AND IS NOW OVER MASBATE AREA.
SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN # 32
FOR: Tropical Depression #UrdujaPh
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT: 11:00 AM, 17 December 2017

Scattered to at times widespread rains will continue over Southern Quezon, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, and Northern Palawan including Cuyo and Calamian Group of Islands.
Residents of these areas must undertake appropriate measures against flooding and landslides and coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices. Meanwhile, rains over Bicol Region and Visayas is forecast to gradually weaken.
Sea travel is not advised over the seaboards of areas under TCWS.
Meanwhile, at 7:00 AM today, the Tropical Depression outside the PAR was estimated based on all available data at 1,990 km East of Mindanao (5.0°N, 144.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 40 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 50 km/h.

Location of eye/center: At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression #UrdujaPh was estimated based on all available data at in the vicinity of Mobo, Masbate (12.3 °N, 123.7 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Southwest at 15 kph

Forecast Positions:
24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): In the vicinity of Manamoc, Cuyo(11.3°N, 120.7°E)
48 Hour(Tuesday morning):180 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(10.5°N, 117.3°E)
72 Hour(Wednesday morning): 480 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(9.2°N, 114.4°E)

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
TCWS#1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
Southern part of Occidental Mindoro, southern part of Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Sorsogon, Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands, and northern part of Palawan including Cuyo and Calamian Group of Islands

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 2 PM today.

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