By Bohol Island News Staff | 05:28 PM December 23, 2019
While the skies of Bohol have remained clear and sunny on Monday, Dec. 23, the northeastern part of Bohol was placed under Tropical Storm Signal No. 1.
As of 11 a.m., the northern and central parts of Cebu province have been placed under Tropical Storm Warning Signal No. 1 along with towns in northeastern Bohol, Southern Leyte, Leyte, Biliran, Samar, Eastern Samar and Northern Samar.
The northeastern towns of Bohol are Inabanga, Danao, Dagohoy, Pilar, Guindulman, Anda, Candijay, Alicia, Buenavista, Jetafe, Talibon, Trinidad, Bien Unido, San Miguel, Ubay, Mabini, and Pres. Carlos P. Garcia.
Lieutenant Junior Grade Michael John Encina, spokesperson of the Philippine Coast Guard in Central Visayas (PCG-7), said all vessel trips that are coming from and area headed to areas placed under the storm signal has been cancelled.
TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND SIGNAL
(30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours)
Sorsogon and Masbate including Ticao Island
Eastern Samar, Northern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Northern Cebu (Carmen, Asturias, Tuburan, Catmon, Sogod, Borbon, Tabuelan, Tabogon, San Remigio, Bogo, Medellin, Daanbantayan, Bantayan Islands, Camotes Islands), Central Cebu (Balamban, Talisay, Cebu City, Cordova, Lapu-Lapu, Mandaue, Consolacion, Liloan, Compostela, Danao), and northeastern Bohol (Inabanga, Danao, Dagohoy, Pilar, Guindulman, Anda, Candijay, Alicia, Buenavista, Jetafe, Talibon, Trinidad, Bien Unido, San Miguel, Ubay, Mabini, Pres. Carlos P. Garcia)
Dinagat Islands and Surigao del Norte including Siargao Islands
The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 5 PM today.
Tropical Storm Ursula is forecast to develop into a severe tropical storm before in makes first landfall in the vicinity of eastern Samar on December 24.
Ursula is currently at 790 kilometers east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. It is moving west northwest at 30 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph and gustiness of up to 80 kph.