STS ‘Bising’ weakens, to exit PAR Sunday – PAGASA

Published April 24, 2021, 11:49 AM

by Jhon Aldrin Casinas

Severe tropical storm “Bising” continued to weaken as it poised to exit the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, April 25, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.


In its 11 a.m. bulletin Saturday, April 24, the state weather bureau said the center of the tropical cyclone was estimated at 1,005 kilometers (km) East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon as of 10 a.m.

The weather disturbance has weakened, packing maximum sustained winds of 95 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 115 kph while moving east southeastward at 15 kph.

PAGASA said Bising is forecast to exit PAR on Sunday morning.

It will likely be 1,445 km East of Extreme Northern Luzon, outside PAR, on Sunday, and 2,430 km East Northeast of Extreme Northern Luzon by Monday, April 26.

“Further weakening is expected throughout the forecast period due to unfavorable atmospheric and oceanic conditions,” the agency said.

“This tropical cyclone is forecast to completely transition into an extratropical cyclone outside the PAR on Monday,” it added.

In its 24-hour weather update, PAGASA said Metro Manila and the rest of the country may experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.