16 December 2017
At 2:00 AM, TS "URDUJA" remained slow-moving off the coast of Eastern Samar while maintaining its maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
At 5:00 AM, "URDUJA" has slightly intensified and began to move closer towards Samar Island with maximum sustained winds of 80 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 95 kph. It is forecasted to move West Northwest at 10 kph.
At 8:00 AM, "URDUJA" continues to move Westward closer to Northern Samar-Eastern Samar area. TCWS No. 02 was hoisted over Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, and Leyte in which (open sea) 4.1 up to 14.0 meters coastal flooding is possible. Meanwhile, TCWS No. 01 is hoisted over Southern Quezon, Marinduque, Romblon, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Oriental, Cebu, Northern Bohol, Southern Leyte, and Dinagat Islands.
At 11:00 PM, TS “URDUJA” has slightly accelerated and is now threatening Samar and Sorsogon Area. It has a maximum sustained winds of up to 80 kph and gustiness of of 110 kph.
At 1:30 PM, TS “URDUJA” made landfall over San Policarpio, Eastern Samar. TCWS No. 2 is raised over Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, Romblon, Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Aklan, Capiz, and Northern Iloilo. Meanwhile, TCWS No. 1 is raised over the Provinces of Marinduque, Southern Quezon, Mindoro, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Cuyo Islands, Calamian Group of Islands, Antique, Rest of Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros Occidental, Northern Negros Oriental, Cebu, Northern Bohol, and Southern Leyte.
At 8:00 PM, “URDUJA” continuos to traverse the Northern part of Samar. Meanwhile, the Tropical Depression outside the PAR was estimated based on all available data at 2,330 km East of Mindanao.