Bagyong Basyang Update: January 30, 2014 PAGASA Weather Forecast

Bagyong Basyang has intensified into a tropical depression on Thursday, January 30, 2014, reports PAGASA in its latest weather forecast.

Bagyong Basyang 5pm update January 30

According to the state weather bureau’s advisory issued at 5pm, the Tropical Depression east of Mindanao is about to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named Basyang.

At 4pm today, the center of Bagyong Basyang was spotted at 1,108 kilometers East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur.

State forecasters said this weather system is expected to make landfall over Surigao provinces late Friday evening or early Saturday morning.

The areas having public storm warning signal, according to PAGASA, are:

Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
  • Southern Leyte
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao Island
  • Surigao del Sur
  • Dinagat Province
  • Misamis Oriental
PAGASA alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #1 against possible flashfloods and landslides.

The weather bureau said the estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 300-km diameter of Basyang.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon and of Visayas due to the tropical depression and Northeast Monsoon, PAGASA added.

The next update for Bagyong Basyang, the second tropical depression to enter the country this year, will be incorporated in the PAGASA weather forecast at 11pm.