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PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Updates On Tropical Storm Urduja

Here is the latest update regarding tropical storm Urduja with an international name “Kai-Tak” as it is expected to make a land in Samar.

On Saturday (December 16, 2017), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced that Urduja has slightly intensified as it moves closer towards the island of Samar.

The tropical storm was last spotted about 180 kilometers east-northeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 80 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of up to 95 kph.

Tropical Storm Urduja

Photo Courtesy of PAGASA

PAGASA has also issued a warning on its 5 am bulletin advising the residents of Bicol, the Visayas, southern Quezon, Mindoro, Marinduque and Romblon for possible flash floods and landslides.

The weather bureau raised the storm signal over the different areas in the country due to Bagyong Urduja.

Tropical Storm Urduja

Here are the areas under storm warning signals:

Signal No. 1

  • Aklan
  • Albay
  • Antique
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Capiz
  • Catanduanes
  • Cebu
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Guimaras
  • Iloilo
  • Marinduque
  • Negros Occidental
  • Northern Bohol
  • Northern Negros Oriental
  • Romblon
  • Sorsogon
  • Southern Leyte
  • Southern Quezon

Signal No. 2

  • Biliran
  • Eastern Samar
  • Leyte
  • Masbate, including Burias and Ticao Islands
  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Sorsogon

The state weather agency also advised the fisher folks to avoid sea travel under the affected areas because of rough seas.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no.1 may be raised over Mindoro and Cuyo Islands on Saturday morning or noon, according to PAGASA.

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  • Michelle flores Regullano December 16, 2017, 11:18 am

    what time does typhoon urduja landfall in bicol?

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