- PAGASA said that tropical depression Usman is likely to intensify
- It may strengthen to tropical storm before making its landfall
- However, it may leave PAR on Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve
According to PAGASA, tropical depression Usman will intensify before it makes its landfall in Eastern Samar on Friday. KAMI learned that Usman was last spotted 755 kilometers east of Surigao Del Sur at 10 AM. It has 55 kilometers per hour sustained winds and 65 kph gusts.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Usman is likely to intensify as tropical storm on Thursday. It may affect the areas of northern Cebu, Leyte, Panay Island and Masbate.
“Inaasahan nating lalakas pa ang bagyong Usman bago mag-landfall sa Eastern Samar sa Friday,” said weather specialist Aldczar.
Eastern Visayas, Calabarzonm Mimaropa, Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Islands, and Bicol Region will be experiencing moderate to heavy rains.
In a report by Philippine Star, Usman has no direct effect on the country as of now and no tropical cyclone has been raised yet. However, it is possible for PAGASA to raise Signal No. 1 over Eastern Visayas and Caraga on either Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Usman is expected to exit Philippine area of responsibility on December 31, New Year’s Eve.
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