LPA now a tropical depression, signal No.1 up in Luzon, Visayas

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Project NOAH MSAT images as of 12:01AM, January 12, 2013. Photo from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

MANILA, Philippines—Storm signal No.1 was raised in parts of Luzon and Visayas as low pressure area located east of Surigao City intensified into tropical depression “Bising,” the state weather bureau said Friday night.

Signal No. 1 was hoisted in Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon and Northern, Western and Eastern Samar, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.

“Bising” was last spotted 170 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, and packed maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center.

It was seen to move northwest at 19 kph.

Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under Signal No. 1 were alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. It will bring a rainfall amount of 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within its 300 km diameter.

Fishing boats and other small seacraft were also advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon and over the eastern seaboard of Southern Luzon and Visayas due to “Bising” and the northeast monsoon.

“Bising” was expected to be at 300 km east of Infanta, Quezon, Saturday evening and at 290 km east of Aparri, Cagayan by Sunday evening. By Monday evening, it is expected to be at 550 km east of Basco, Batanes.

“Bising” is the second tropical cyclone to hit the country this year.

First posted 12:27 am | Saturday, January 12th, 2013

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  • bogli_anakdami

    no worries, mga kabayang flips… ‘sang bendisyon lang ni padre damaso yan, lilihis ang bagyo…

    kaya tayong lahat eh magdasal na at magtirik ng kandila sa lahat ng rebulto ni santa ate cory, santa ate glo, at santa ate imelda… isama na pati ang rebulto ni santo ninoy…

    • $14523613

      tangna nyo burned against mga malas kayo sa buhay salot 

      • bogli_anakdami

        at saka nakipag parada na ako dito sa quiapo (nasarenong itim) para walang sakuna ang dadaan dito sa aking bayan flipland… bumili na ako ng ticket papuntang cebu para makipagsiksikan sa parada ni santo nino… siguradong kapag ako’y nabasbasan ng dalawang beses ni padre damaso, mas santo pa ako kay kristo, di ba?

        at saka, tutunganga/tatambay ako doon sa city hall para makidamay sa kapalaran ni gob. garcia… ‘wawa naman sya, di ba?  mapupunta sa ibang bulsa ang pera ng bayan… mabibitin ang shopping ni gobernador… that’s baaaad, di ba?

  • NAGMAMARUNONG

    SIR GAZMIN, I NOMINATE TED FAILON TO REPLACE RAMOS. 

  • http://www.kaminiabdool.com/ Kamini Kandica Abdool

    The  Philippines has seen a lot of rain recently and the worry is that the resources available to its citizens are diminishing.  People may have the funds available to purchase food and accessories but where to put them when the flood appears?  Many have lost there houses in the past and possibly a ration might provide a better state.

    In all actuality if this year instead of a ration monies should go towards recuperating areas that see much flooding with better construction.

    No hydro-electric dam here…. please that is such a deterrent.  The best idea is to lift the areas that experience much flooding so at least houses and vegetation can survive.

  • bogli_anakdami

    dati eh kapag merong bagyo na darating, si santa ate glo eh merong prayer breakfast dito sa shangri-la… si padre damaso ang emcee… lagi akong pumupunta doon kahit hindi ako imbitado, kasi, meron akong kabit na waitress doon…

    wala akong balita tungkol sa prayer breakfast ni prez akin’o… secret ba yon?… o baka nagtago na sa ilalim ng mesa si palaboy oooopsie playboy (daw) prez?

  • http://www.typhoon2000.ph David Michael V. Padua

    Take note Inquirer: “Bising” is the second tropical cyclone to hit the country this year.” This sentence is erroneous – this LPA (which was upgraded to Bising by PAGASA) didn’t even hit the country. A better word is “affect”.

    • jimiji

      even if it has not yet hit land if it is already in the philippine area of resposibility (PAR) then it would be considered as such in our country

    • Tonypogi

       I agree that the sentence is erroneous because “Bising” is not yet a tropical cyclone. It is still a tropical depression packing winds of less than 34 knots or 61 km/h. It is not even a tropical storm with winds of more than 62 km/h and way below that of a tropical cyclone  (typhoon) which packs winds of more than 119 km/h. It will probably lessen the fear of the population if this newspaper is more careful of its reporting. It is easy to google the terms being used in Wikipedia.

  • Crysis_III

    Last year we saw some of the weirdest weather, NY was devastated with hurricane, Jerusalem was hit by snowstorm, Mindanao was directly hit by a superstorm… What’s next???

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