Philippines, Tropical Depression "Usman"

05:34 Dec 29 2018 Eastern Visaya, Eastern Samar, Palawan

(December 31, 2018 – January 1, 2019) On December 31, Tropical Depression “USMAN” will be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). However, its trough will bring cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over Palawan. The TD will also enhance the Northeast Monsoon over Luzon, bringing cloudy skies with light rains over Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon. The rest of Luzon including Metro Manila will have an improved weather apart from isolated light rains while Visayas and Mindanao will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with localized thunderstorms. On New Year’s Day, January 1, Cagayan Valley and Cordillera will remain cloudy with light rains due to the Northeast Monsoon. The rest of the country will have fair weather conditions except for some isolated rainshowers. For more details, please contact the Weather Division at telephone number (632) 927-2877 or log on to

At 10:00 AM today , the Low Pressure Area (formerly Tropical Depression "USMAN") was estimated, based on all available data, at 340 km West Southwest of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (8.3 °N, 116.0 °E). This weather disturbance, along with the Tail-End of a Cold Front , will continue to bring, in the next 24 hours , moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Bicol Region, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Quezon, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, and Northern Palawan incl. Calamian and Cuyo Groups of Islands. Meanwhile, light to moderate rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Cordillera Administrative Region(CAR) and the rest of Cagayan Valley Region, of CALABARZON, of Central Luzon and of Palawan. Residents of these areas, especially those living near river channels and in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take appropriate measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates. Due to the surge of the Northeast Monsoon. Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Visayas. The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to continue monitoring for updates to be incorporated in the public weather forecast at 4:00 PM today and 4:00 AM tomorrow. The next weather advisory will be issued at 11:00 AM tomorrow.
Additional Data
Country: Philippines
Affected Area / Region: Eastern Visaya, Eastern Samar, Palawan


Missing: 28
Injured: 60
Affected Families: 75,326
Affected Persons: 308,451
Displaced Persons: 86,234
Evacuation Centre: 210


Damaged houses: 2,896Cost of Damage (USD): 10,072,071Cost of Assistance (USD): 176,169

Credibility: UP DOWN 0

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