'Bagyong Usman' PAGASA weather update December 29, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Usman' has made landfall in the vicinity of Borongan, Eastern Samar and has weakened into a low pressure area (LPA), state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 am update on Saturday, December 29, 2018.

Satellite image of Low Pressure Area (LPA), formerly #UsmanPH
Satellite image of Low Pressure Area (LPA), formerly #UsmanPH | via PAGASA-DOST 

Tropical Depression 'Usman' has made landfall over Borongan City, Eastern Samar at 6:00 in the morning today.

At 7:00 am Saturday, the center of LPA was estimated based on all available data at in the vicinity of Llorente, Eastern Samar (11.3 °N, 125.4 °E).

'Bagyong Usman' PAGASA weather update December 29, 2018
Latest track of Low Pressure Area (LPA), formerly tropical depression Usman.

PAGASA has lifted all Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals.

Moderate to heavy rains will prevail over CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region and Aurora, while light to moderate with at times heavy rains is expected over Metro Manila the rest of central Luzon and Visayas.

Residents of the aforementioned areas, especially those living near river channels and in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate measures against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

The weather central further advised fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts not to venture out over the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, the eastern and western seaboards of Southern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Visayas due to surge of the Northeast Monsoon or hanging amihan.

Usman was the country's 21st and final tropical cyclone for this year. The average number of tropical cyclones per year is only 20.

— The Summit Express

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