'Bagyong Urduja' PAGASA weather update December 14-15, 2017

MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Urduja' continues to bring rains over Eastern Visayas and CARAGA regions while moving slowly, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its update issued at 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, 2017.

'Bagyong Urduja' PAGASA weather update December 14, 2017
Tropical Storm Urduja satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

At 10:00 p.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Urduja' was estimated based on all available data at 140 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.1 °N, 127.0 °E).

'Bagyong Urduja' has maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 6 kph.

The weather system is expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar between tomorrow evening and Saturday morning.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow evening): 110 km East Northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar(11.8°N, 126.4°E)
  • 48 Hour(Saturday evening):In the vicinity of San Jose de Buan, Samar(12°N, 125°E)
  • 72 Hour(Sunday evening): 40 km North Northwest of Roxas City, Capiz(11.9°N, 122.6°E)
  • 96 Hour(Monday evening):150 km Southwest of Coron, Palawan(11.1°N, 119.2°E)
  • 120 Hour(Tuesday evening):260 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(10.1°N, 116.4°E)

track of bagyong urduja


TCWS #2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs): Northen Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, and Biliran.

TCWS #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs): Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Romblon, and Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Bantayan Island, Capiz, Aklan, and Northern Iloilo
Dinagat Islands.

The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 450 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

Scattered to widespread rains will continue over Eastern Visayas and Caraga and is expected to prevail over Bicol Region and the rest of Visayas within 24 hours. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Sea travel remains risky over the eastern seaboards of Bicol region and of Visayas due to the approaching Tropical Storm.

— The Summit Express

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