As of 02:00 PM December 24, 2019,
"Ursula" Intensifies Into A Typhoon As It Endangers Eastern Visayas.
At 1:00 PM today,
the eye of Typhoon "URSULA"
was located based on all available data including Guiuan Doppler Radar
at 95 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (11.0 °N, 126.6 °E ),
moving West at 20 kph with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center
and gustiness of up to 150 kph.
Heavy Rainfall Outlook
Between today and tomorrow noon:
Occasional to frequent heavy rains over Dinagat Islands, Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands, Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, northern and central Cebu, northern Negros Provinces, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras and Romblon. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over the rest of Bicol Region, Quezon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, and the rest of Visayas and Surigao del Norte.
Between tomorrow noon and late evening: Occasional to frequent heavy rains over Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Romblon, Marinduque, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, and Calamian Islands. Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Cuyo Islands, Negros Provinces, Iloilo, Guimaras, Aurora, and the rest of CALABARZON.
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.
Tropical Cyclone Winds:
Moderate to strong winds to begin affecting Northeastern Mindanao and Eastern Visayas today; Bicol Region and portions of Central Visayas this afternoon or tonight; CALABARZON, and portions of MIMAROPA and Western Visayas tomorrow morning; Metro Manila, Bulacan, and Bataan tomorrow morning or afternoon. Medium to high-risk structures may experience light damage.
Damaging gale to storm-force winds to begin affecting areas under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) #2 in Southern Leyte this afternoon; in Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Romblon, Aklan, Capiz and portions of Antique, Iloilo, and northern Cebu tonight; in Marinduque, southern portion of Quezon, portions of Mindoro Provinces tomorrow morning. This may bring light to moderate damage to high-risk structures and at most light damage to medium-risk structures.
Destructive typhoon force winds to begin affecting areas under TCWS #3 this afternoon. High-risk structures may experience heavy damage.
Other Hazards and Warning Information:
"URSULA" is forecast make to landfall over Borongan-Guiuan area b etween 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM today.
Storm Surge of up to 2.0 meters may affect the several coastal areas of Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, and Leyte.
Rough sea conditions will prevail starting today over the eastern seaboards of the country; this afternoon or tonight over the inland waters of Southern Luzon and Visayas; tomorrow afternoon over the western seaboards of Southern Luzon. Sea travel is risky over these areas.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 3
and Camotes Islands (San Francisco
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2
Southern portion of Quezon (Mulanay
Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands
Extreme northern Cebu including Bantayan (Bantayan
northeastern Iloilo (Carles
northern Antique (Libertad
Southern Leyte and extreme Northern Negros Occidental (Enrique B. Magalona
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1
rest of Quezon
northern Palawan (Linapacan
and Cuyo Islands
The rest of northern Cebu (Carmen
Central Cebu (Aloguinsan
northeastern Bohol (Inabanga
Pres. Carlos P. Garcia)
the rest of Antique
the rest of Iloilo
northern Negros Occidental (Bacolod City
La Carlota City
San Carlos City
and northern Negros Oriental (Canlaon City
Surigao del Norte including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands
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