TROPICAL depression Urduja has slightly changed its course and was headed towards Aklan province as of 4 p.m. Sunday, December 18.
In its latest weather bulletin, state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the center of Urduja was estimated at 65 kilometers south of Romblon, Romblon as of 4 p.m. Sunday.
The weather system was still packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.
Sea travel is still not advised in areas under a tropical cyclone warning signal.
Signal Number 1 is raised over the southern part of Mindoro , Romblon, and Palawan, Aklan, Antique and Capiz.
Urduja is forecast to move west southwest at 15 kph, placing it in the vicinity of Taytay, Palawan by Monday afternoon. It is forecast to be at 280 kilometers west of Puerto Princesa, Palawan and at 275 kilometers south southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan, or outside the Philippine area of responsibility, by Wednesday afternoon. (SunStar Philippines)