Bagyong Bising Update January 2013

The tropical depression locally named Bagyong Bising has maintained its strength as it moves north northwestward, state weather bureau PAGASA reported.

As of 4:00 AM on Saturday, January 12, 2013, the center of Bagyong Bising was spotted 170 kilometers northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center. It is forecast to move north northwest at 13 kph.

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According to PAGASA, the areas having Public Storm Warning Signal are:

Signal No. 1 (45-60 kph winds)
  • Camarines Norte
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Albay
  • Sorsogon
  • Northern Samar
  • Western Samar
  • Eastern Samar
The weather bureau alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Weather experts said the estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 300-km diameter of Bising.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon over the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas due to Bagyong Bising and the Northeast Monsoon, PAGASA added.