‘Urduja’ weakens further while over northern Samar

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 17 2017 12:11 AM

Tropical storm "Urduja" slightly weakened as it crossed the northern part of Samar, state weather bureau PAGASA said in its 11 p.m. bulletin.

Urduja, whose eye was spotted in the vicinity of San Jose de Buan town in Samar at 10 p.m., packs maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 110 kph

It is forecast to move west at a speed of 13 kph.

Scattered to widespread rains will continue over Central and Western Visayas, Bicol, southern Quezon, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, the Mindoro provinces, Marinduque, Romblon and Cuyo Islands.

Rains are expected to prevail over Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of islands. 

Residents of these areas must undertake appropriate measures against flooding and landslides and coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices. 

Meanwhile, rains over Eastern Visayas are forecast to gradually weaken.

Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under tropical cyclone warning signals.

The following warning signals remain hoisted over these areas:

SIGNAL NO. 2

Aklan
Biliran 
Capiz 
Cuyo Islands 
Masbate including Ticao Island
Romblon
Sorsogon
Northern Antique
Northern Iloilo
Northern Samar 
Northern part of Samar

SIGNAL NO. 1

Albay 
Burias Island 
Camarines Sur 
Catanduanes 
Eastern Samar 
Guimaras
Leyte 
Marinduque 
Negros Occidental 
Northern Cebu 
Northern Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands 
Northern part of Negros Oriental 
Rest of Antique
Rest of Iloilo 
Rest of Samar
Southern part of Occidental Mindoro 
Southern part of Oriental Mindoro 
Southern Quezon 

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next severe-weather bulletin to be issued at 2 a.m. Sunday.