'Urduja' makes landfall over Aklan town


Posted at Dec 17 2017 08:54 PM

MANILA -- Tropical depression "Urduja" has made landfall over the town of Malay in Aklan Sunday night, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

In its latest bulletin, PAGASA said Urduja was spotted in the vicinity of Buruanga at 7 p.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

Tropical cyclone signal warning no. 1 is raised over the southern part of Mindoro provinces, Romblon, Palawan, Aklan, and Northern Antique.

"Urduja" is forecast to move west-southwest at 15 kph. It is expected to be 145 km north of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan within 24 hours.

PAGASA said rains will continue over the Mindoro provinces and Northern Palawan including Cuyo and Calamian Group of Islands. Residents there are warned against floods and landslides. 

Meanwhile, PAGASA continues to monitor another tropical depression outside the Philippine area of responsibility. It was last spotted at 1,925 km east of Mindanao.