'Ursula' slightly weakens as it advances toward West PH Sea


Posted at Dec 26 2019 01:35 AM

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MANILA - Typhoon Ursula slightly weakened while moving northwestward towards the West Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Wednesday.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Ursula was last spotted 100 kilometers north-northwest of Coron town, Palawan. 

It was packing maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 160 kph gusts as it moved at 20 kph.

The tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) over the eastern portion of Romblon has been lifted, the weather agency said.

PAGASA said areas still under TCWS are:


  • Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • Calamian Islands


  • Bataan
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • southwestern Quezon 
  • Marinduque
  • western Romblon
  • rest of extreme northern Palawan including Cuyo Islands
  • northwestern Antique
  • northwestern Aklan

Between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, occasional to frequent heavy with intermittent intense rains were seen to prevail over Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Mindoro Provinces, including Lubang Island, and northwestern Antique. 

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy rains, meanwhile, were expected in Romblon, Aklan, Capiz, the rest of northern Antique, Marinduque, CALABARZON, Metro Manila, Central Luzon, 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.

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for more updates.