‘Auring’ weakens into tropical storm; seen to reintensify prior to landfall

Freema Gloria   •   February 19, 2021   •   432

MANILA, Philippines – The weather disturbance located east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur weakened into a tropical storm on Friday (February 19) afternoon.

But according to state weather bureau PAGASA, tropical storm Auring may re-intensify into severe tropical storm prior to its landfall over Caraga Region on Sunday (February 21).

PAGASA noted also that the possibility of TS Auring developing into a typhoon is now less likely.

Tropical cyclone wind signal (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 km/h winds prevailing or expected in 36 hours) remains in effect over the following areas:

• Visayas
Southern Leyte and the southeastern portion of Eastern Samar

• Mindanao
Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao City, Camiguin, the western portion of Misamis Oriental and the western portion of Bukidnon)

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and monitor updates through PAGASA’s official website regarding the weather system.

Mahigit sa 8,000 pamilya sa Catanduanes inilikas dahil sa bagyong ‘Bising’

Robie de Guzman   •   April 19, 2021

Umabot sa kabuuang 8,205 pamilya o 32,491 indibiduwal ang inilikas sa Catanduanes dahil sa pananalasa ng bagyong Bising.

Karamihan sa mga inilikas na residente ay mula sa coastal areas at mga lugar na lantad sa banta ng pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa.

Sa ulat ni UNTV Correspondent Dan Gersalia sa programang Ito Ang Balita, halos dalawang araw nang nararamdaman sa Catanduanes ang mga pag-ulan at hanging dala ng bagyo.

May ilang insidente na rin ng minor landslide ang naitala, maging ang pagtaas ng antas ng tubig sa mga ilog sa ilang bahagi ng Catanduanes.

Sa bayan ng San Andres, may ilang poste na rin ng kuryente ang natumba habang wala namang supply ng kuryente sa ilang bahagi ng lalawigan matapos itong putulin mula pa noong Linggo ng tanghali bilang paghahanda sa bagyo.

Sa bayan ng Virac, may ilang lugar ding nawalan ng supply ng tubig bilang bahagi ng preventive shutdown measures ng water service provider.

Gumagana naman ang mga linya ang komunikasyon sa lalawigan.

Tiniyak ng lokal na pamahalaan na patuloy ang pamamahagi ng ayuda sa mga pamilyang inilikas dahil sa bagyong Bising.

Ang Catanduanes ay nasa ilalim ng Tropical Cycline Wind Signal number two, pati na ang ilang bahagi ng Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Northern Samar, at Samar at Eastern Samar.

Nakataas naman ang Signal Number One ilang bahagi ng Cagayan, Isabela, Quirino, Aurora, Quezon kabilang na ang Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, Masbate kabilang na ang Burias at Ticao Islands, Biliran, Leyte, at ang nalalabing bahagi ng Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Samar at Eastern Samar, pati na ang dulong bahagi ng Cebu kabilang na ang mga isla ng Bantayan at Camotes.

Ayon sa PAGASA, maaaring makaranas ng malalakas na pag-ulan hanggang sa araw ng Martes ang mga rehiyon ng Bicol at Northern Samar pati na ang ilang bahagi ng Aurora at mainland Cagayan at Isabela.

Sa pagtaya ng PAGASA, maaaring kumilos lumayo ang bago sa kalupaan ng Luzon  sa araw ng Miyerkules o Huwebes.

Typhoon Bising maintains strength as it batters Bicol, Samar and Leyte areas

Marje Pelayo   •   April 19, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Bising has maintained its strength as it continues to pour moderate to heavy rains over Bicol Region, Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, Biliran, and Leyte.

According to state weather agency PAGASA, as of 4:00 a.m. Monday (April 19), the eye of the typhoon was located at 250 km east northeast of Virac, Catanduanes. It is moving north northwestward at 10 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 240 km/h.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal #2 remains in effect over the areas of:

Luzon
* Catanduanes, the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Garchitorena, Presentacion, Caramoan, Sagnay, San Jose, Lagonoy), the eastern portion of Albay (Tiwi, Malinao, Tabaco City, Malilipot, Santo Domingo, Bacacay, Rapu-Rapu, Legazpi City, Manito), and the eastern and central portions of Sorsogon (Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Casiguran, Juban, Magallanes, Bulan, Bulusan, Irosin, Santa Magdalena, Matnog)

Visayas
* Northern Samar, Samar, Eastern Samar, and Biliran

Said areas will experience winds of greater than 61 km/h and up to 120 km/h in at least 24 hours.

Meanwhile, TCWS#1 is hoisted in the areas of:

Luzon
* The eastern portion of Isabela (Divilacan, Palanan, Dinapigue), the northern portion of Aurora (Casiguran, Dilasag), the southeastern portion of Quezon (Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkawayan) including Polillo Islands, Camarines Norte, the rest of Camarines Sur, the rest of Albay, the rest of Sorsogon, and Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands

Visayas
* Leyte, Southern Leyte, and the northern portion of Cebu (Tabogon, Borbon, San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands

Mindanao
* Dinagat Islands, Siargao Islands, and Bucas Grande Islands

Winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.

According to PAGASA’s forecast, typhoon Bising will move generally northward or north northwestward until Wednesday (April 21) evening or Thursday (April 22) early morning.

Afterwards, the typhoon will move northeastward throughout Thursday and east northeastward on Friday away from the landmass of Luzon.

The typhoon is forecast to maintain its current intensity in the next 12 to 24 hours before gradually weakening throughout the remainder of the forecast period.

Typhoon Bising slightly weakens; Signal #2 remains over Bicol region

Marje Pelayo   •   April 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Bising has slightly weakened and decelerated while moving west-northwestward over the Philippine Sea east of Catanduanes, the state weather bureau PAGASA said Sunday (April 18).

Tropical cyclone wind signal number (TCWS) #2 remains hoisted over Catanduanes in Luzon and Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Samar in the Visayas.

This means, winds of greater than 61 km/h and up to 120 km/h may be expected in at least 24 hours.

Meanwhile, TCWS#1 is in effect over the following areas:

Luzon

The eastern portion of Camarines Norte (San Lorenzo Ruiz, San Vicente, Vinzons, Talisay, Daet, Mercedes, Basud), Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, and Masbate including Burias and Ticao Islands

Visayas

Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and the northern portion of Cebu (Tabogon, Borbon, San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands

Mindanao

Dinagat Islands, Siargao Islands, and Bucas Grande Islands

These areas under TCWS#1 will experience winds of 30km/h to 60km/h in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains within 36 hours.,

Based on PAGASA’s forecast track, typhoon Bising will begin to move slowly towards the northwest direction over the Philippine Sea east of Bicol Region until Monday early morning (April 19).

The typhoon will then move generally northward until Tuesday afternoon (April 20) before turning north northwestward while over the Philippine Sea east of Cagayan Valley.

By Wednesday early morning, the typhoon is forecast to turn northeastward or east northeastward away from the landmass of Luzon.

The typhoon is forecast to gradually weaken throughout the forecast period.

At 4:00 p.m. Sunday (April 18), Typhoon Bising was located at 290 km East of Virac, Catanduanes, packed with maximum sustained winds of 205 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 250 km/h while moving west northwestward at 15 km/h.

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