'Bagyong Usman' PAGASA weather update December 28, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression 'Usman' has maintained its course and now heading towards Eastern Visayas, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 am update on Friday, December 28, 2018.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Usman as of 7:40 am, December 28.
Satellite image of Tropical Depression Usman as of 7:40 am, December 28. Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

"Bagyong Usman may intensify into a Tropical Storm prior to landfall over Eastern Samar tonight," PAGASA advised.

At 7:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Usman' was estimated based on all available data at 250 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.8 °N, 128.0 °E ).

'Usman' has maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 10 km/h.

Forecast Positions:

  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 75 km West Southwest of Catbalogan City, Samar(11.6°N, 124.2°E)
  • 48 Hour(Sunday morning):165 km North of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(11.2°N, 118.6°E)
  • 72 Hour(Monday morning): 60 km Southeast of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(10.6°N, 114.5°E)
  • 96 Hour(Tuesday morning):285 km West Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(10.0°N, 111.7°E)

'Bagyong Usman' PAGASA weather update December 28, 2018

'Usman' may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Sunday evening (December 30) and Monday morning (December 31).

Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 1 was raised in 28 areas:


  • Northern Palawan incl Calamian group of Islands
  • Camarines Norte
  • Southern Quezon
  • Marinduque
  • Romblon
  • Catanduanes
  • Camarines Sur
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate
  • including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Southern Occidental Mindoro
  • Southern Oriental Mindoro
  • and Cuyo


  • Eastern Samar
  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Northern Cebu including Camotes Islands
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Antique
  • and Northern Negros Occidental


  • Dinagat Island

Moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flooding and landslides is expected over Visayas, Bicol Region, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, and Quezon. Residents of these areas, especially those living near river channels and in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

PAGASA also advised fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS No. 1, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Surigao Provinces due to the approaching Tropical Depression and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

— The Summit Express

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