'Bagyong Basyang' PAGASA weather update February 13, 2018


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MANILA, Philippines - "Bagyong Basyang" is about to make landfall (9:00 am - 11:00 am) between Surigao and Dinagat provinces, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 8:00 a.m. bulletin on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.

'Bagyong Basyang' PAGASA weather update February 13, 2018

At 7:00 a.m. today, the center of Tropical Storm "Basyang" was estimated based on all available data at 80 km Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (08.8 °N, 126.9 °E).

"Bagyong Basyang" has maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move Northwest at 25 kph.

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Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 2 (61-120kph expected in 24 hrs) is up in 14 areas: Bohol, Southern Cebu, Siquijor, Negros Oriental, southern Negros Occidental, and Southern Leyte (Visayas); Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, and northern section of Bukidnon (Mindanao).

Signal No. 1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) was raised over the areas of Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands and southern section of Masbate (Luzon); Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Iloilo, Guimaras, rest of Negros Occidental, rest of Cebu, Leyte, Biliran, Samar, and Eastern Samar (Visayas); Zamboanga del Sur, northern section of Zamboanga del Norte, northern northern section of Zamboanga Sibugay, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, rest of Bukidnon, North Cotabato, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, and northern section of Davao Oriental (Mindanao).

Forecast Positions:
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow morning): 115 km West Northwest of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental(9.6°N, 122.1°E)
  • 48 Hour(Thursday morning):105 km West of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(9.8°N, 117.8°E)
  • 72 Hour(Friday morning): 75 km West Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(11.3°N, 113.5°E)
  • 96 Hour(Saturday morning):355 km West Northwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(12.4°N, 111.2°E)

track Bagyong Basyang

Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail in the next 24 hours over Visayas, Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Zamboanga Peninsula and the provinces of Davao del Norte, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, and Lanao del Sur.

Meanwhile, scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains is expected over Bicol Region, MIMAROPA, and the rest of Mindanao. Residents of these areas must continue monitoring for updates, take precautionary measures against possible flooding and landslides, and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices.

Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under TCWS, the seaboards of Northern Luzon and of Visayas, the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, and the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon due to the approaching Tropical Storm and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

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