Typhoon Bising still offshore, but rainfall and winds will reach eastern Luzon
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Bising (international known as Surigae) is likely to remain offshore for the rest of its stay inside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), according to the latest Tuesday night bulletin of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
Bising was able to maintain its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center with a gustiness of up to 215 kph.
It was last spotted 395 km east of Casiguran, Aurora, and has started to pick up its pace, moving north at of 15 kph.
Despite being offshore, Bising’s trough and wide diameter meant that areas east of Luzon would still get some rainfall and winds, senior weather specialist Chris Perez said.
By Wednesday evening, Bising is expected to be 335 km east of Aparri in Cagayan. After that, it is still forecast to start its recurve towards the Pacific Ocean.
On Thursday night, it would be around 350 km east of Basco, Batanes, continuing to move east until leaves PAR between Saturday night and Sunday morning as a severe tropical storm.
As of this writing, there are still areas are still under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2, which means that wind speeds of 61 kph to 120 kph may be felt in the next 24 hours:
eastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga, Baggao, Gattaran, Lal-Lo, Peñablanca, Santa Teresita, Buguey, Camalaniugan, Aparri)
eastern portion of Isabela (San Pablo, Maconacon, Divilacan, Ilagan, Palanan, San Mariano, Dinapigue)
northern portion of Aurora (Dilasag)
The following areas are under Signal No. 1:
the rest of Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands
the rest of Isabela
eastern portion of Mountain Province (Barlig, Natonin, Paracelis, Sadanga, Bontoc)
eastern portion of Ifugao (Banaue, Lagawe, Mayoyao, Aguinaldo, Alfonso Lista, Hingyon)
northeastern portion of Nueva Vizcaya (Diadi)
central portion of Aurora (Casiguran, Dinalungan, Dipaculao, Baler)
southeastern portion of Quezon (Calauag, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan), Polillo Islands
northern portion of Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Cabusao, Calabanga, Goa, San Jose, Tinambac, Siruma, Lagonoy, Garchitorena, Presentacion, Caramoan, Libmanan, Magarao, Bombon)
Sea travel is still not allowed in waters adjacent to towns under a tropical cyclone wind signal. Also, a gale warning remains over the waters of Ilocos Norte, Cagayan including the Babuyan Islands, and the northern and eastern waters of Eastern Visayas.
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