PAGASA Releases Update on Typhoon Basyang
TYPHOON BASYANG – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has released an update about tropical storm ‘Basyang’.
Currently, several areas in the Philippines are experiencing a rainy weather due to typhoon ‘Basyang’. Classes were even suspended in some parts of the country as the tropical cyclone warning signal rose to number 2.
Based on a report in CNN Philippines, the PAGASA has recently released an update about tropical storm Basyang.
Reportedly, it is stated in the 8:00 am bulletin of PAGASA that the storm was spotted 80 kilometers northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 7:00 o’clock in the morning today. It has made its landfall on Cortes, Surigao del Sur.
According to the report, typhoon Basyang is taking a northwest movement at 25 kilometers per hour. The tropical storm maintained its strength with maximum winds of 65 kph up to 80 kph.
The Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2 is up over several areas in Mindanao and Visayas:
- Agusan del Norte
- Agusan del Sur
- Dinagat Island
- Misamis Oriental
- Bukidnon (Northern Areas)
- Surigao del Norte
- Surigao del Sur
- Negros Oriental
- Southern Negros Occidental
- Southern Leyte
- Southern Cebu
Meanwhile, here are the areas with Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No.1 according to the report:
- Eastern Samar
- Rest of Cebu
- Rest of Negros Occidental
- Compostela Valley
- Davao del Norte
- Lanao del Norte
- Lanao del Sur
- Misamis Occidental
- North Cotabato
- Northern section of Davao Oriental
- Northern section of Zamboanga del Norte
- Northern section of Zamboanga Sibugay
- Rest of Bukidnon
- Zamboanga del Sur
- Palawan including Calamian Group of Islands
- Southern Masbate