Storm alerts lifted as ‘Bising’ moves away from PH landmass — Pagasa

THE state-run-weather agency on Thursday lifted all storm signals as Typhoon “Bising” (international name: Surigae) continues to maintain its strength while moving northeast away from the Philippine landmass.

In its 5 p.m. advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the typhoon was at 390 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.

Weather specialist Ana Clauren said Bising was moving north-northeast at 15 kilometers per hour (kph) with maximum sustained winds of 150kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185kph.

It will gradually weaken throughout the remainder of the forecast period as it is expected to be downgraded to severe tropical storm category by Friday and tropical storm category by Saturday before becoming an extra-tropical cyclone outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Monday, she said.

Clauren said further that the typhoon was accelerating as it maintains its strength while moving north-northeast away from the landmass.

Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may prevail over Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Norte due to the typhoon, the weather bureau said.

It said Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.