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27 Dec 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 27 December 2019, 3:00 AM, the eye of Typhoon "URSULA" was located based on all available data at 335 km West of Subic, Zambales (14.5 °N, 117.2 °E), with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving Northwest at 10 km/h. Tail-end of a Cold Front affecting Northern Luzon.

27 Dec 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

On 27 December 2019, 4:00 PM, the center of Severe Tropical Storm "URSULA" was estimated based on all available data at 430 km West of Subic, Zambales (14.8 °N, 116.3 °E), with maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 125 km/h. It is moving West Southwest at 15 km/h.

"URSULA" WEAKENS INTO A SEVERE TROPICAL STORM.

26 Dec 2019 description
report Oxfam

Reacting to Typhoon Phanfone, Lot Felizco, Country Director of Oxfam Philippines said:

“Oxfam is deeply concerned by the devastating impacts of Typhoon Phanfone. Many of the communities affected are still struggling to get back on their feet in the wake of Typhoon Kammuri which hit earlier this month.

“Oxfam and our partners are committed to working closely with the Philippine government and other humanitarian agencies to help survivors. We will prioritize the needs of women and girls throughout our emergency assessment and response.”

26 Dec 2019 description
  • Tropical Cyclone Phanfone swept through the Eastern and Central Visayas regions over the Christmas holidays, leaving several towns flooded and houses damaged, and has maintained its strength while traversing the northern tip of Aklan and Antique provinces in Western Visayas. Flooding is severe in Capiz and other places in Panay island, as reported by DG ECHO partners. The typhoon made seven landfalls in Visayas and Southern Luzon provinces.
  • There are two dead and four missing in Eastern Samar (15 reported by local media).
26 Dec 2019 description

Philippines

• Typhoon PHANFONE (locally named URSULA) slightly weakened as it moves westnorthwestward over the West Philippine Sea. At 09:00 (UTC+7) today, the eye of Typhoon PHANFONE was located based on all available data at 235 km Northwest of Coron,
Palawan (13.2 °N, 118.4 °E). Currently, Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal is now lifted for Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro, the rest of Occidental Mindoro, and the rest of extreme northern Palawan.

26 Dec 2019 description

TACLOBAN CITY, Dec 25 (PIA) - Typhoon Phanfone known locally as Typhoon Ursula left two casualties in Eastern Samar, Governor Ben Evardone disclosed.

Evardone said that of the two casualties, only one has been identified. He is Carlos Yu Beltran, 70 years old, from Barangay 3, Balangkayan town, who was drowned when his house was swept away by storm surge.

The other fatality who is from Guiuan is still unidentified, according to Guiuan DRRMO and PNP, the Governor added.

26 Dec 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

"URSULA" SLIGHTLY SLOWS DOWN AND IS NOW OVER THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA.

On 26 December 2019, 4:00 AM, the eye of Typhoon "URSULA" was located based on all available data including Busuanga Doppler Radar at 155 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan (12.9°N, 119.1°E) with maximum sustained winds of up to 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph and moving West Northwest at 15 kph.

26 Dec 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

"URSULA" MAINTAINS ITS STRENGTH AS IT CONTINUES TO MOVE WEST-NORTHWESTWARD.

On 26 December 2019, 4:00 PM, the eyes of Typhoon "URSULA" was located based on all available data at 300 km Northwest of Coron, Palawan or 295 km West Southwest of Subic, Zambales (13.5°N, 117.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of up to 120 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 15 km/h.

26 Dec 2019 description

Situation Overview

“URSULA” SLIGHTLY SLOWS DOWN AND IS NOW OVER THE WEST PHILIPPINE SEA.

  • Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal is now lifted for the northwestern portions of Aklan and Antique, western portion of Romblon, Marinduque, southwestern portion of Quezon, Laguna, and some portions of extreme northern Palawan including Cuyo Islands.

Heavy Rainfall Outlook

25 Dec 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

"URSULA" MAINTAINS ITS STRENGTH AND IS NOW OFF THE COAST OF MAGSAYSAY, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO.

On 25 December 2019, 4:00 PM, the eye of Typhoon "URSULA" was located based on all available data including Busuanga Doppler Rader at 15 km South Southwest of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (12.3°N, 121.0 °E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph and moving West Northwest at 20 kph

25 Dec 2019 description
  • Tropical Cyclone Phanfone has brought destructive winds and intense rainfall over southern Masbate, Capiz, norttheasten Iloilo, Romblon, Aklan and northern Antique.

  • More than 21,000 ferry passengers have been stranded at ports as shipping shut down and suspended dozens of domestic flights. Residents, including those in Manila, are advised to stay indoors on Christmas Day to avoid the high winds which can cause damage to weaker structures.Evacuations were underway in the central city of Tacloban and nearby Samar.

25 Dec 2019 description

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

25 December 2019

"URSULA" SLIGHTLY INTENSIFIES AND IS NOW OVER THE JINTOTOLO CHANNEL NORTH OF ILOILO.

On 4:00 AM, 25 December 2019, the eye of Typhoon "URSULA" was located based on all available data including Iloilo Doppler Radar at 40 km East Northeast of Roxas City, Capiz (11.7°N, 123.1 °E) with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 195 kph and moving West Northwest at 25 kph

25 Dec 2019 description

Philippines

• Tropical Depression 30W, which formed in the Northwest Pacific Ocean on 21 December 2019, developed into a Tropical Storm as it entered the Philippines Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 23 December 2019. It further intensified into a Category 1 Typhoon named PHANFONE (locally named URSULA) and currently traversing almost along the same path of Typhoon HAIYAN (YOLANDA) in November 2013.

25 Dec 2019 description

Situation Overview

"URSULA" maintains its strength as it moves towards southern portion of Mindoro Provinces.

24 Dec 2019 description

The situation

According to the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Typhoon Phanfone (known locally as Typhoon Ursula) made landfall at 4:45 PM (local time) on Tuesday, 24 December 2019, in Salcedo, Eastern Samar.

PAGASA1 reports that Phanfone made landfall with maximum winds of 120 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 150 km/h.

24 Dec 2019 description
  • Tropical storm Phanfone is forecast to hit central Philippines on Tuesday, 24 December. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center expects that Phanfone will move west-northwest toward and through the central Philippine archipelago and the Visayas and Mindanao regions on 24-25 December.

  • Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific have canceled some domestic flights and the coast guard banned sea travel in some affected areas.

24 Dec 2019 description

By Leonilo D. Lopido
Published on December 24, 2019

TACLOBAN City, Dec. 23 (PIA) – The Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC) in Eastern Visayas has conducted another meeting this afternoon at the Office of Civil Defense 8 to ensure that preparedness measures are in place as Tropical Storm Ursula enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility.