Bagyong Usman continues to move erratically over the Philippine Sea.
It is moving almost stationary with a maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 65 kilometers per hour.
In a bulletin issued 5 pm on Friday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Usman was estimated based on all available data at 285 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar.
Signal No. 1 is raised in:
- Northern Palawan incl. Calamian and Cuyo Groups of Islands
- Southern Quezon
- Camarines Norte
- Camarines Sur
- Masbate, including Ticao and Burias Islands
- Southern Occidental Mindoro
- Southern Oriental Mindoro
- Eastern Samar
- Northern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Northern Cebu incl. Camotes Islands
- Northern Negros Occidental
- Dinagat Islands
Moderate to heavy rains will continue over Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, and Quezon, while light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, Aurora and the rest of CALABARZON and of Visayas tonight (28 December). Meanwhile, tomorrow (29 December), moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Bicol Region while light to moderate with at times heavy rains is expected over Visayas and Aurora.
Residents of the aforementioned areas, especially those living near river channels and in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate measures against possible flooding and landslides, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates.
Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS #1, the seaboards of Northern Luzon, the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Surigao Provinces due to the approaching Tropical Depression and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.
#UsmanPH is expected to make landfall over Eastern Samar between tonight (28 December) or tomorrow early morning (29 December).
Bagyong Usman is expected to be in the vicinity of Passi City, Iloilo tomorrow afternoon, 195 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan Sunday afternoon, and 630 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR).