PAGASA – Ulysses May Intensify Into Typhoon Before Making Landfall
PAGASA – Weather bureau PAGASA recently said that Tropical Depression Ulysses is expected to intensify into a typhoon.
The state weather bureau said in its 11 AM bulletin that Ulysses may enhance into tropical storm within the next 24 hours as it moves northwestward.
It is, then, expected to turn westward and head towards the Bicol Region-Quezon area and possibly make landfall there, according to a report from GMA News.
Ulysees is forecast to reach Typhoon category on Wednesday before it makes its possible landfall.
The weather disturbance was last spotted at about 635 kilometers East Northeast of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte as of 10 AM. It has currently no effect to cause severe weather over any parts of the country yet.
Its effects will be felt either on Tuesday or Wednesday, with winds and rainfall expected over the Eastern Visayas and Bicol.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 may be hoisted over some areas in Bicol or Eastern Visayas on Monday evening or Tuesday morning, based on the report.
PAGASA warned that flash floods and landslides may occur during heavy and prolonged rainfall, especially in areas prone to these hazards.
Residents in these areas are also urged to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local authorities, and monitor updates about the weather.
The eastern seaboards of the country will face moderate to rough seas up to 2.5 meters due to the combined effects of the circulation of Ulysses and the prevailing easterlies.
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