‘Bising’ accelerates while moving away from PH – PAGASA

Published April 22, 2021, 11:37 PM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Typhoon “Bising” has accelerated while moving in a northeast direction away from the country’s landmass, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

In its 11 p.m. severe weather bulletin, the state weather bureau said the tropical cyclone was located 490 kilometers (km) east of Basco, Batanes or 495 km east of Itbayat, Batanes as of 10 p.m.

The typhoon maintained its maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph, while moving northeastward at 15 kph.

All tropical cyclone winds signal has already been lifted as the weather disturbance further moves away from the country.

Based on the forecast track, Bising will move generally northeastward until Friday, April 23, before turning east-southeastward to eastward on Saturday, April 24.

It will then move eastward to east-northeastward on Sunday, April 25.

PAGASA said the typhoon is forecast to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Saturday late evening or Sunday early morning, adding that it will continue to weaken throughout the remainder of the forecast period.

As it further moves away from the country, Bising will likely be downgraded to severe tropical storm category by Friday and tropical storm category on Saturday, before turning into an extratropical cyclone outside the PAR on Monday, April 26.

By Friday, the typhoon will be 875 km east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon, and it will likely be 1,205 km east of extreme Northern Luzon by Saturday.

On Sunday, the cyclone will be 1,890 km east of extreme Northern Luzon, outside the PAR, and may be located at 2,945 km east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon by Monday.