“URDUJA” CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD CLOSER TO NORTHERN SAMAR-EASTERN SAMAR AREA.

“URDUJA” CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD CLOSER TO NORTHERN SAMAR-EASTERN SAMAR AREA.

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #23
FOR:Tropical Storm Urduja
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:8:00 AM, 16 December 2017

“URDUJA” CONTINUES TO MOVE WESTWARD CLOSER TO NORTHERN SAMAR-EASTERN SAMAR AREA.

Expected to make landfall over Northern Samar – Eastern Samar area this afternoon or evening.
Possible raising of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TWCS) #1 over Mindoro Provinces, Batangas, Cuyo Islands, and Calamian Group of Islands within 3 hours.
Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will continue over Bicol Region and Visayas and is expected to prevail over Southern Quezon, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque and Romblon. Residents of these areas must undertake appropriate measures against flooding and landslides and coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal.

Location of eye/center: At 7:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “URDUJA” was estimated based on all available data including Guiuan Doppler Radar at 125 km East Northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar (12.2 °N, 126.4 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 80 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 95 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West at 10 kph

Forecast Positions:
24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 50 km Southwest of Catarman, Northern Samar(12.2°N, 124.3°E)
48 Hour(Monday morning):70 km North Northwest of Cuyo, Palawan(11.4°N, 120.7°E)
72 Hour(Tuesday morning): 165 km Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(10.8°N, 117.7°E)
96 Hour(Wednesday morning):410 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(9.6°N, 115.0°E)
120 Hour(Thursday morning):720 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(8.5°N, 112.3°E)

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL
TCWS #2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)
Albay, Sorsogon and Masbate including Burias, Ticao Islands, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and Leyte
TCWS #1(30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
Southern Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Oriental, Cebu, Northern Bohol, Southern Leyte, Dinagat 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 11 AM today.

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