Tropical Storm Basyang Update (January 31, 2014 PAGASA Weather Forecast)

Bagyong Basyang has intensified into a Tropical Storm on January 31. Check the latest update and forecast from state weather bureau PAGASA.

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In its weather bulletin issued at 11 a.m. Thursday, PAGASA said Basyang has intensified into a Tropical Storm as it continues to move towards Leyte - Caraga area.

As of 10 a.m., its center was spotted at 500 kilometers East Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur with maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move West at 30 kph.

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

Signal No. 2 (winds of more than 60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
  • Cebu
  • Bohol
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Eastern Samar
  • Samar
  • Camotes Island
  • Camiguin
  • Dinagat Province
  • Surigao del Norte
  • Siargao Is.
  • Northern Part of Surigao del Sur
  • Northern Part of Agusan del Norte
Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours)
  • Masbate
  • Cuyo Island
  • Northern Samar
  • Biliran Is.
  • Aklan
  • Capiz
  • Antique
  • Iloilo
  • Guimaras
  • Negros Occidental
  • Negros Oriental
  • Siquijor
  • Misamis Oriental
  • Misamis Occidental
  • rest of Agusan del Norte
  • rest of Surigao del Sur
  • Agusan del Sur
  • Northern part of Bukidnon
  • Zamboanga del Norte
State forecasters alerted residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 against possible flashfloods and landslides. Those living in coastal areas under signal #2 were also alerted against storm surges.

The estimated rainfall amount is from 5 to 15 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 400-km diameter of the Tropical Storm, which is expected to make landfall over Southern Leyte - Northern tip of Surigao del Norte area late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

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