Signal No.1 up over northern Bohol; yellow rainfall alert raised province-wide

Satellite image taken early Friday|Photo: Japan Meteorological Agency via NOAA

Storm Signal No. 1 was hoisted over northern Bohol as Tropical Storm “Urduja” continues to move toward the country, while a yellow rainfall warning was issued for the entire province early Friday.

A yellow rainfall advisory is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm and 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue, according to guidelines from state weather bureau PAGASA.


In its 7 a.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA indicated that flooding is possible in low-lying areas while it also warned against landslides in mountainous areas.

According to PAGASA, the slow-moving storm is expected to make landfall Saturday morning or afternoon.

The previous estimated landfall was Friday morning over Eastern Samar.

Urduja was located at 205 km East of Borongan City, Eastern Samar with maximum winds of 75 kph and gustiness of up to 90 kph as of 4 a.m. today.

It is forecast to move Northwest very slowly at 5 kph.

Meanwhile, the provincial government of Bohol has suspended all kindergarten and elementary classes in public schools, while suspension of classes in private schools would be left to the discretion of their respective adminstrators.

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