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Tropical Cyclone USMAN Warning Signal #1 may be raised to provinces of Eastern Visayas and Northern Caraga

Tropical Depression Usman most likely to intensify into a tropical storm before its possible landfall over Eastern Samar on Friday.


According to the weather bulletin released on December 26, Wednesday, 11AM, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration(PAGASA) said Usman is 775 kms. east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

It is Moving west northwest at a slower 15 kms. per hour (km/h) from the previous 20 km/h.

The tropical depression now has maximum winds of 55 km/h from the previous 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 65 km/h from the 

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #1 may be raised over the provinces of Eastern Visayas and northern Caraga tonight or tomorrow morning December 27. Possible disruption in maritime travel should be expected in these areas, PAGASA said.

Fisherman and those with small sea crafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern seaboards of Eastern Samar, Dinagat Islands and Surigao Provinces due to rough seas associated with 'USMAN".

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