21 areas under Signal 1 as ‘Urduja’ nears Leyte

At least 21 areas were placed under Storm Signal No. 1 as Tropical Depression Urduja moved closer to Leyte province Tuesday morning, state weather forecasters said.

As of 4 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Urduja was in the vicinity of Dinagat or at 50 km east northeast of Maasin, Southern Leyte.

“Visayas and Northeastern Mindanao will experience rains and gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The rest of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. Southern Luzon will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers. The
rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers,” it said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.

The Japan Meteorological Agency’s 6 p.m. Monday report said Urduja had maximum winds of 30 knots near the center and was “almost stationary.”

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