'Bagyong Urduja' PAGASA weather update December 17, 2017


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MANILA, Philippines - 'Bagyong Urduja' known globally as Kai-tak has slightly weakened after crossing Samar Provinces and is now over Masbate area, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 a.m. update on Sunday, December 17, 2017.

Tropical Depression Urduja satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.
Tropical Depression Urduja satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Urduja' was estimated based on all available data at in the vicinity of Mobo, Masbate (12.3 °N, 123.7 °E).

'Bagyong Urduja' has maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move West Southwest at 15 kph.

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning, December 18): In the vicinity of Manamoc, Cuyo(11.3°N, 120.7°E)
  • 48 Hour(Tuesday morning, December 19):180 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(10.5°N, 117.3°E)
  • 72 Hour(Wednesday morning, December 20): 480 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(9.2°N, 114.4°E)

track of bagyong Urduja 2017

Tropical cyclone warning signal TCWS No. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) is up in the 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.

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.

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