PAGASA: All typhoon signals lifted, as Ursula set to exit PAR by Saturday


Posted at Dec 26 2019 06:01 PM | Updated as of Dec 27 2019 05:37 AM

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MANILA (UPDATE)—Typhoon Ursula is projected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday morning, as it continued to move west of the country while maintaining its strength, the state weather bureau said Thursday.

Courtesy of PAGASA website

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Ursula was last spotted 315 kilometers west of southwest of Subic, Zambales, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 150 kph gusts.

It was last seen moving northwest at 10 kph.

The PAGASA said all tropical cyclone wind signals in the country have been lifted.

"Ursula will no longer cause significant heavy rainfall across any part of the country. However, the surge of the Northeast Monsoon and the formation of a tail-end of a cold front will bring light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Aurora and Quezon," PAGASA said. 

PAGASA advised 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.

Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacrafts, over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon due to rough seas, PAGASA added.