PAGASA Weather Update for Tropical Depression Usman as of 4:00 PM 27 December 2018. - PH Trending

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Thursday 27 December 2018

PAGASA Weather Update for Tropical Depression Usman as of 4:00 PM 27 December 2018.

FOR:Tropical Depression Usman
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:5:00 PM, 27 December 2018


Possible raising of Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #1 (TCWS #1) over Camarines Norte, southern Quezon, Marinduque, southern Oriental Mindoro, Antique, rest of Iloilo, and Guimaras in the next Severe Weather Bulletin at 8:00 PM today. Possible disruption of maritime travel is expected over these areas.

"USMAN" may intensify into a Tropical Storm prior to landfall over Eastern Samar tomorrow afternoon (28 December).

Moderate to heavy rains, which may trigger flooding and landslides, are expected over Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas and Dinagat Islands today (December 27). Meanwhile, moderate to heavy rains are also expected over Visayas, Bicol Region, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, and Quezon tomorrow (28 December). Residents of these areas, especially those living near river channels and in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Surigao Provinces due to the approaching Tropical Depression and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

"USMAN" may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility between Sunday evening (December 30) and Monday morning (December 31).

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Depression "USMAN" was estimated based on all available data at 410 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar (10.3 °N, 129.4 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 65 km/h
Forecast Movement: Moving West at 10 km/h
Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 95 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar(11.2°N, 126.6°E)
  • 48 Hour(Saturday afternoon):75 km South Southeast of Coron, Palawan(11.4°N, 120.5°E)
  • 72 Hour(Sunday afternoon): 320 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(11.2°N, 116.2°E)
  • 96 Hour(Monday afternoon):615 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(10.7°N, 113.2°E)


#1  (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)
Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate, including Ticao and Burias Islands Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu including Camotes Islands, Aklan, Capiz, Northern Iloilo and Northern Negros Occidental Dinagat Island.

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