Typhoon Bising slows down while maintaining strength

Typhoon Bising slows down while maintaining its strength and is now moving northwestward east of mainland Cagayan, Pagasa reported on its recent weather bulletin.

At 10:00 AM today, the center of the eye of Typhoon Bising was located based on all available data at 360 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

It is moving northwestward at 10 km/h with maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 215 km/h.

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 Northern Luzon that are not under any Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal.

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.

Typhoon Bising slows down while maintaining strength

Rough to high seas will be experienced over the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon (2.5 to 9.0 m). Sea travel is risky for all types of seacrafts over these waters.

Rough to very rough seas over the western seaboards of Northern Luzon (2.8 to 4.5 m) and the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Samar (2.5 to 4.5 m). Sea travel is risky for small seacrafts over these waters. Mariners without the proper experience should immediately seek harbor.

Moderate to rough seas over the western seaboard of Central Luzon, the remaining eastern seaboard of Eastern , and the eastern seaboard of (1.5 to 3.0 m). Mariners of small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over these waters. Inexperienced mariners of these vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions.

On the forecast track, Typhoon Bising will move generally northward or north northwestward until tonight or tomorrow (22 April) early morning, when the typhoon will be nearest to the landmass of Northern Luzon. Afterwards, the typhoon will move northeastward away from the landmass throughout tomorrow and east northeastward on Friday (23 April) and Saturday (24 April). The typhoon is forecast to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday evening or Sunday (25 April) morning.