Published: Monday 18 December, 2017

BAGYONG URDUJA Update: #UrdujaPH to Exit PAR on Tuesday But Leaves 31 Dead

Days before Christmas, a new storm has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). Tropical Depression Urduja, aka Bagyong Urduja, is slowly making its way across the Philippine Sea with Bicol, Southern Luzon and, possibly, Metro Manila in its crosshairs.

This early, Bagyong Urduja has already forced the cancellation of classes in several areas. Although Urduja is relatively weak with respect to its wind gusts, the tropical depression is bringing a lot of rain which will cause flooding and landslides in some areas.

Bagyong Urduja exit

Bagyong Urduja on its way out of PAR. (PAGASA image0

UPDATE December 18, Monday: tropical Depression Urduja is one her way out. #UrdujaPH is now over the West Philippine Sea and is due to exit PAR by Tuesday morning or afternoon.

That’s the good news. The bad news is, Bagyong Urduja is leaving a trail of devastation in the Visayas where some areas are still flooded, and a death toll of 31 persons.

According to the latest update/forecast of PAGASA, Bagyong #UrdujaPH was estimated at 120 kilometers northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan at 5:00 PM Monday. It was packing maximum winds of 45 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 60 kilometers per hour.

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Signal #1 remains hoisted over Palawan.

Forecast Positions:
24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): 480 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)
48 Hour(Wednesday afternoon):905 km West Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)

Bagyong Urduja

Bagyong Urduja as of Monday afternoon. (PAGASA image)