Typhoon Bising Pagasa update

At 4:00 PM today, the center of the eye of was located based on all available data at 390 km East of Basco, Batanes.

It is moving north-northeastward at 15 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 150 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 185 km/h.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal in all areas is hereby lifted.

Tropical cyclone winds of at least strong breeze to near gale in strength extend outward up to 370 km from the center of the typhoon. Destructive typhoon-force winds extend outward up to 90 km from the center of the typhoon.

In the next 24 hours, the northeasterly wind flow enhanced by the typhoon will also bring strong breeze to near gale conditions with higher gusts over the coastal and mountainous areas of Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and Cagayan.

In the next 24 hours, under the influence of Typhoon Bising and an enhanced northeasterly wind flow, the following sea conditions will be experienced over the coastal waters of the country.

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Typhoon Bising Pagasa update

Rough to high seas will be experienced over the northern and eastern seaboards of (2.5 to 7.0 m). Sea is risky for all types of seacrafts over these waters.

Rough seas over the seaboard of Aurora and the seaboards of extreme northern Quezon including the northern and eastern seaboards of Polillo Islands (2.5 to 4.0 m). Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek safe harbor.

On the forecast track, Typhoon Bising will move generally northeastward today away from the landmass of Luzon until Friday morning (23 April) before turning generally east southeastward or eastward on Friday afternoon. Afterwards, it will turn generally northeastward on Sunday early morning (25 April). The typhoon is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday evening or Sunday (25 April) early morning.

“BISING” will gradually weaken throughout the remainder of the forecast period. It is forecast to be downgraded to severe tropical storm category by tomorrow and tropical storm category by Saturday before transitioning into an extratropical cyclone outside the PAR on Monday (26 April).