outbrain
Close  

Potential storm to hit Eastern Visayas, Caraga on Christmas Day

/ 05:28 PM December 21, 2019
Potential storm to hit Eastern Visayas, Caraga on Christmas Day

Weather satellite image from Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — A brewing storm may bring a rainy Christmas Day in the Eastern Visayas and Caraga Region, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Saturday.

In its 4 p.m. weather bulletin, Pagasa said a tropical depression that was last spotted 1,810 kilometers east of Mindanao may enter the Philippines and develop into a severe tropical storm by the evening of Sunday, December 22, or morning of Monday, December 23.

ADVERTISEMENT

Based on the latest monitoring of Pagasa, the tropical depression was moving west-northwest at 10 kilometers per hour (kph) and packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center as well as gustiness of up to 70 kph.

According to the state weather bureau’s projection, the tropical depression – which will be named “Ursula” once it enters the Philippine area of responsibility – might make landfall in Eastern Visayas or Caraga on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Ursula will be the 21st tropical cyclone and possibly the last for 2019.

Meanwhile, Pagasa said it is also monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) spotted 280 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, as of Saturday afternoon.

The LPA is already affecting the Eastern Visayas, Caraga and Davao Region, bringing light to moderate to at times heavy rains, Pagasa noted.

ADVERTISEMENT

However, the said weather disturbance has a low chance of becoming a tropical cyclone, Pagasa said.

Edited by KGA

Click here for more weather related news.

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Christmas Day, Local news, Nation, national news, news, Pagasa, Philippine news updates, storm, Tropical storm, Ursula, Weather, weather update
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.