MANILA, Philippines – “Bagyong Usman” has maintained its track as it moves closer to Eastern Visayas. It may intensify into a Tropical Storm prior to landfall over Eastern Samar. In the latest weather update issued by PAGASA on December 28, 2018, the center of Tropical Depression was estimated based on all available data at 250 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
It has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kph while it is moving west northwest at 20 kph.
PAGASA said that moderate to heavy rains are expected in Visayas, Bicol Region, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, and Quezon.
The public is reminded to take precautionary measures and coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
Likewise, “Bagyong Usman” may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between evening of December 30 and morning of December 31.
Here is the update of warning signals as of 8:00 AM, December 28, 2018.
Signal No. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36h)
- Northern Palawan incl Calamian group of Islands
- Camarines Norte
- Southern Quezon
- Camarines Sur
- Masbate, including Ticao and Burias Islands
- Southern Occidental Mindoro
- Southern Oriental Mindoro
- Eastern Samar
- Northern Samar
- Biliran, Leyte
- Southern Leyte
- Northern Cebu including Camotes Islands
- Northern Negros Occidental
- Dinagat Island
Below is the forecast movement, position and track of ‘Usman’ in the next four (4) days, courtesy of PAGASA.
- 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 95 km South Southeast of Masbate City, Masbate
- 48 Hour(Sunday morning):160 km North Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
- 72 Hour(Monday morning): 70 km Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)
- 96 Hour(Tuesday morning):295 km West Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)
Note: The latest weather update for Bagyong ‘Usman’ on December 28, 2018 will be updated as soon as the administration releases the next bulletin.