Typhoon Ursula PAGASA weather update December 26, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon 'Ursula' (international name: Phanfone) has slightly weakened as it moves west-nortwestward over the West Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 am update on Thursday, December 26, 2019.

Satellite image of Typhoon 'Ursula' | via DOST-PAGASA
Satellite image of Typhoon 'Ursula' | via DOST-PAGASA

At 10:00 am today, the eye of Typhoon 'Ursula' was located based on all available data at 235 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan.

'Bagyong Ursula' has maximum sustained winds of up to 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 15 km/h.

The weather system is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning (December 28).

Forecast Positions

  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 410 km West Southwest of Subic, Zambales
  • 48 Hour (Saturday morning):680 km West of Subic, Zambales (OUTSIDE PAR)
  • 72 Hour (Sunday morning): 990 km West of Subic, Zambales (OUTSIDE PAR)

Latest track of Severe Typhoon 'Ursula' | via DOST-PAGASA
Latest track of Severe Typhoon 'Ursula' | via DOST-PAGASA


TCWS No. 1(30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours) was raised over the areas of Northwestern portion of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island (Lubang, Looc, Paluan, Abra de Ilog, Mamburao) and Calamian Islands (Coron, Culion, Busuanga).

TCWS is now lifted for Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, and the rest of extreme northern Palawan.

Rainfall Outlook

Today: Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over northern portion of Palawan including Calamian Islands and Lubang Island. Cloudy skies with scattered rains over Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Rizal, and Northern Quezon.

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.

Other Hazards and Warning Information

Rough sea conditions will prevail over the seaboards of areas under TCWS. Sea travel remains risky over these areas.

— The Summit Express

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