Bagyong “BASYANG” HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED WHILE MOVING CLOSER TOWARDS EASTERN MINDANAO.

SEVERE WEATHER BULLETIN #7
FOR:Tropical Storm #BasyangPH
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:5:00 PM, 12 February 2018

“BASYANG” HAS SLIGHTLY ACCELERATED WHILE MOVING CLOSER TOWARDS EASTERN MINDANAO.

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 del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, North Cotabato, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur. 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.
Expected to make landfall in Caraga Region tomorrow morning or afternoon (February 13).
Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS), the seaboard of Northern Luzon, and the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Eastern Visayas due to the approaching Tropical Storm and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.
Possible raising of TCWS #1 over Aklan, Capiz, Antique, Zamboanga Sibugay and the rest of Zamboanga del Norte and of Zamboanga del Sur in the next bulletin.

Location of eye/center: At 4:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Storm “BASYANG” was estimated based on all available data at 435 km East Southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (07.3 °N, 130.1 °E)
Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph
Forecast Movement: Forecast to move West Northwest at 23 kph
Forecast Positions:
24 Hour(Tomorrow afternoon): In the vicinity of San Luis, Agusan del Sur(8.5°N, 125.5°E)

48 Hour(Wednesday afternoon):145 km Southeast of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan(8.7°N, 119.5°E)

72 Hour(Thursday afternoon): 195 km Southeast of Pagasa Island, Palawan(9.8°N, 115.4°E)

96 Hour(Friday afternoon):170 km West Southwest of Pagasa Island, Palawan (OUTSIDE PAR)(10.6°N, 112.6°E)

TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL

TCWS #2
(61-120kph expected in 24 hrs)

Surigao del Sur Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur

TCWS #1
(30-60kph expected in 36 hrs)

Southern portion of Samar, southern portion of Eastern Samar, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Bohol, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Siquijor, Guimaras, and Iloilo

Dinagat Islands, Camiguin, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, Misamis Occidental, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, Bukidnon, northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte. and northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next Severe Weather Bulletin to be issued at 8 PM today.

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