Brace up for another weather disturbance

Tacloban City – Don’t be extra carefree yet after Urduja. 

Not yet as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is warning the public of another weather formation in the Pacific and could hit the eastern part Central and Southern Philippines.
Flooded national highway along boundary of Marasbaras, Tacloban City and Pawing, Palo, Leyte early of December 15, 2017 as a result of TS Urduja. (Photo: BMA)

PAGASA said the weather disturbance could intensify and become a typhoon. Once it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), it will be called “Vinta.” 

The state weather bureau said that it might make a landfall on December 23. PAGASA, however, said that it is not discounting the possibility of recurving and not hit the land at all. 

PAGASA Administrator Vicente Malano said that the potential typhoon could be stronger than that of Urduja as it could carry maximum winds of 150 to 160 kph. 

Malano said that since it is coming after Urduja, which have carried so much rainwater, the soil would be saturated by then and would be susceptible to higher risk of landslides. 

PAGASA warns the public not to be complacent especially that Urduja is now over and that everybody might be pre-occupied by Christmas activities.
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