The Tropical Depression east of Mindanao is about to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and is named “BASYANG”.
Weather Bulletin Number ONE
Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Depression “BASYANG”
Issued at 5:00 p.m., Thursday, 30 January 2014
At 4PM today, the center of Tropical Depression “BASYANG” was estimated based on all available data at 1,108 km east of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Norte (8.6°N 136.4°E) with maximum winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move west at 30 kph.
Eastern and Central Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and Visayas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated light rains.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the northeast to north over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.
Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
Signal No. 1
(30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours) None Southern Leyte
Surigao del Norte
Surigao del Sur
Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
Expected to make landfall over Surigao Provinces late Friday evening or early Saturday morning.
Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and of Visayas due to Tropical Depression “Basyang” and the Northeast Monsoon.
The public and local DRRMCs concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.