A tropical depression named 'Ulysses' is about to landfall in the Bicol region possible this week's Thursday and is expected to intensify and become a Typhoon.


A forecast reported yesterday by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA, Ulysses was last located at 800 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, moving northwest at 15 kph.

The Weather bureau of the Philippines prognosis that Ulysses may move via northwest approach by Monday night before pushing west toward Camarines Sur province in the Bicol Region, and with a slight southwest turn it may directly hit east of Cantanduanes and Albay Provinces.

As we all know Camarines, Albay and Catanduanes are three major provinces that was affectedly hit by Super Typhoon Rolly just this first week of November and left multiple damages to businesses and residences.

As of this writing, Ulysses has intensified into a Tropical Storm and about to move generally northwestward today through tomorrow afternoon. It is predicted to move westward and aim towards the Bicol Region-Quezon area.

In a 5:00 p.m. issued statement via PAGASA's website, "'ULYSSES' intensified into a Tropical Storm at 2:00 PM today. It is likely to reach Severe Tropical Storm category within 24 hours and may reach Typhoon category on Wednesday."

Ulysses current strength has a maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 80 km/h with no tropical cyclone wind signal.

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Image From: PAGASA 


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