MANILA - Typhoon Ursula maintained its strength as it continued moving northwestward over Mindoro Strait, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday.
As of 7 p.m., the typhoon was 75 kilometers west northwest of San Jose town, Occidental Mindoro.
It had maximum sustained winds of up to 140 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 195 kph gusts while moving at 20 kph, according to PAGASA in its 8 p.m. bulletin.
PAGASA said areas still under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals (TCWS) are:
- Southern Occidental Mindoro
- Calamian Islands
- Oriental Mindoro
- rest of Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
- extreme northern portion of mainland Palawan
- western portion of Antique
- Cuyo Islands
- rest of northern mainland Palawan
- southern portion of Quezon
- northern Antique
- northwestern portion of Aklan
Meanwhile, TCWS over Capiz and the rest of Antique and Aklan have been lifted, said PAGASA.
Rough sea conditions were expected to prevail over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, and sea travel remained risky in these areas, the weather agency added.
Storm surges of 1 to 2 meters may also affect several coastal areas in Occidental Mindoro and Calamian Islands.
On Wednesday night, occasional to frequent heavy with intermittent intense rains were expected over Calamian Islands, Cuyo Islands, and Mindoro Provinces.
Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains, meanwhile, were expected over Romblon, Aklan, Capiz, Calabarzon, Marinduque, Aurora, and the northern portion of mainland Palawan.
PAGASA advised residents in affected areas 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.
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