Typhoon Basyang: PAGASA Weather Forecast, 11 a.m., Friday, January 31 2014

Typhoon Basyang satellite image
Typhoon Basyang Satellite image
Credit: PAGASA

Typhoon Basyang has intensified into a tropical storm according to the latest weather forecast issued by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 31, 2014. Signal number 2 is now up in several areas. (See the list of areas under public storm warning signal below.)

Typhoon Basyang Track
Typhoon Basyang Track
Credit: PAGASA

The fourth weather update by PAGASA on Typhoon Basyang indicated that the tropical storm is currently moving towards Leyte and Caraga area.

As of 10 a.m. today, PAGASA spotted Typhoon Basyang at 500 km East Northeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Typhoon Basyang is moving in the western direction at 30 kph with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph.

According to PAGASA weather forecast, Typhoon Basyang will be in the vicinity of Naga City, Cebu by Saturday morning and about 133 km Northwest of Puerto Princesa City on Sunday. Basyang will be about 729 km West Northwest of Puerto Princesa City or outside the PAR by Monday morning.

Public Storm Warning Signal was raised by PAGASA in the following areas.

Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal
PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao
Signal No. 2
(winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours)
None Cebu
Southern Leyte
Eastern Samar
Camotes Island
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)
Cuyo Island
Northern Samar
Biliran Is.
Negros Occidental
Negros Oriental
Misamis Oriental
Misamis Occidental
rest of Agusan del Norte
rest of Surigao del Sur
Agusan del Sur
Northern part of Bukidnon
Zamboanga del Norte

PAGASA is alerting residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 of possible flashfloods and landslides. There is also a possibility of storm surges in areas under public storm signal #2.

Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are being discouraged to sail into the eastern seaboards of Central and Southern Luzon due to the surge of Northeast Monsoon.

The next PAGASA weather bulletin will be posted on this site at 5 p.m. today.


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