'Bagyong Ursula' PAGASA weather update December 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon 'Ursula' (international name: Phanfone) maintains its strength while moving generally westward off the coast of Capiz, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 am update on Christmas Day (December 25, 2019).

'Bagyong Ursula' PAGASA weather update December 25, 2019
Satellite image of Typhoon 'Ursula' | via DOST-PAGASA

At 7:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon 'Ursula' was located based on all available data including Iloilo Doppler Radar at 30 km Northwest of Roxas City, Capiz or 95 km South Southeast of Romblon, Romblon.

'Bagyong Ursula' has maximum sustained winds of up to 140 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 195 km/h. It is moving West at 20 km/h.

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 215 km West Northwest of Coron, Palawan
  • 48 Hour (Friday morning): 540 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
  • 72 Hour (Saturday morning): 755 km West of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 96 Hour (Sunday morning): 1,145 km West of Southern Luzon (OUTSIDE PAR)

'Bagyong Ursula' PAGASA weather update December 25, 2019
Latest track of Typhoon 'Ursula' | via DOST-PAGASA

'Ursula' already made several landfalls over these areas: Salcedo, Eastern Samar (4:45 PM yesterday); Tacloban City, Leyte (7:30 PM yesterday); Cabucgayan, Biliran (9:15 PM yesterday); Gigantes Islands, Carles, Iloilo (2:30 AM today).

The eyewall of the typhoon is bringing very destructive winds and intense rainfall over southwestern Masbate, Aklan, Capiz, northern Antique, northeastern Iloilo, and Romblon. The southern portion of Mindoro Provinces will be affected by the eyewall in the coming hours.

NOTE: In case of the passage of the eye in some of the aforementioned areas, calm conditions will be experienced. However, as soon as the eye moves out of the area, violent conditions associated with the eyewall will resume.


TCWS No. 3 (121-170 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 18 hours)

  • Western Masbate (Milagros, Aroroy, Mandaon, Balud)
  • Romblon
  • southern Oriental Mindoro (Roxas, Mansalay, Bulalacao, Bongabong, Bansud)
  • southern Occidental Mindoro (Calintaan, Rizal, San Jose, Magsaysay, southern portion of Sablayan)
  • Calamian Islands (Busuanga, Coron, Culion)
  • Capiz
  • Aklan
  • northern Antique (Caluya, Libertad, Pandan, Sebaste, Culasi, Tibiao, Barbaza, Laua-an)
  • northern Iloilo (Calinog, Bingawan, Passi City, San Enrique, San Rafael, Barotac Viejo, Ajuy, Lemery, Sara, Concepcion, San Dionisio, Batad, Estancia, Balasan, Carles)

TCWS No. 2 (61-120 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 24 hours)

  • Southern portion of Quezon (Macalelon, General Luna, Catanauan, Mulanay, San Narciso, San Andres, San Francisco)
  • Marinduque
  • the rest of Oriental Mindoro
  • the rest of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • the rest of Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands
  • Cuyo Islands
  • extreme northern portion of mainland Palawan (Linapacan, El Nido, Taytay, Araceli)
  • Extreme northern Cebu including Bantayan Islands (Daanbantayan, Medellin, Bantayan, Sta. Fe, Madridejos, Bogo City, San Remigio, Tabogon, Tabuelan)
  • the rest of Iloilo
  • the rest of Antique
  • Guimaras
  • northern Negros Occidental (Valladolid, Pulupandan, Bago City, Murcia, San Carlos City, Salvador Benedicto, Bacolod City, Talisay, Silay City, Enrique B. Magalona, Victorias City, Manapla, Cadiz City, Sagay City, Escalante City, Toboso, Calatrava)

TCWS No. 1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours)

  • Bataan
  • Metro Manila
  • Rizal
  • Cavite
  • the rest of Quezon
  • Laguna
  • Batangas
  • Camarines Sur
  • Camarines Norte
  • Catanduanes
  • the rest northern mainland Palawan (Dumaran, San Vicente, Roxas)
  • Cagayancillo Islands
  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Bohol
  • the rest of Cebu
  • the rest of Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental

Heavy Rainfall Outlook

Until tonight: Occasional to frequent heavy with intermittent intense rains over Masbate, northern Negros Provinces, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Romblon, Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands, and Mindoro Provinces. Light to moderate rains with isolated heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms over Bicol Region, rest of Visayas, CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Marinduque, Aurora and the northern portion of mainland Palawan.

Residents in these areas are advised to take appropriate measures to reduce the potential impact of flooding and rain-induced landslides, especially in areas identified to be highly to very highly susceptible to these hazards.

— The Summit Express

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