PAGASA raises Signal No. 2 over parts of Mindanao, VisayasApril 17, 2021
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has raised Signal No. 2 over some parts of Mindanao and Visayas due to Typhoon “Bising” early Saturday morning.
Bising, according to the state weather bureau, has intensified while moving west-northwestward over the Philippine Sea.
In its 4:00 a.m. advisory Saturday, the weather bureau locates the center of the eye of Typhoon Bising at 705 kilometers East of Surigao City or 775 kilometers East of Maasin City in Southern Leyte.
The typhoon moves west-northwestward at 20 kilometers per hour. It packs a maximum winds at 175 kilometers per hour near the center and a gustiness of up to 215 kilometers per hour.
The following areas will experience heavy rainfall tomorrow: Eastern Visayas, Sorsogon, Masbate, Albay, Camarines Sur, Caranduanes, and Camotes Islands.
PAGASA warned of possible flooding, and landslides due to heavy rain in the path of the typhoon.
The state weather bureau may hoist Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 1 over the eastern part of Masbate, northern part of Cebu, Albay, and Camarines Sur.
At present forecast scenario, TCWS No. 2 remains the highest level of wind signal due to Typhoon Bising, PAGASA said.