TYPHOON UPDATE: Bising weakens, will not hit land; moving out of country

Update: Weakening

 April 20, 2021

Typhoon Bising (international name Surigae) has further weakened as it continues to move slowly northward, the weather bureau said Tuesday.

Bising now packs maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph. It was last seen 505… Read More

Typhoon Bising on Monday was still packing sustained wind speeds of 195 kilometers (121 miles) an hour at its center, forcing thousands of people to flee homes as as the typhoon dumped heavy rains in several regions.

Bising is already about 500 kilometers off the Philippines, and was not expected to make landfall , the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday

SWOLLEN At least seven villages are isolated after heavy rain dumped by Typhoon “Bising” caused a river to swell and overflow onto a spillway in San Miguel, Catanduanes, on Monday. —KARLO BAGADIONG / PHILIPPINE INFORMATION AGENCY CATANDUANES

“(Despite the damage), we are still blessed that it didn’t (make) landfall in the area. Just imagine what would happen then with its strong winds and heavy rains,” civil defense officer Malou Dela Calzada said.

Bising was moving slowly in a northwesterly direction off the main island of Luzon and was expected to veer away from the country in the coming days.

According to Pagasa, the typhoon is expected to linger inside the Philippine territory for the rest of the week, but is forecast to gradually lose its strength.

Forecasters say Bising will move generally northward or north-northwestward until Wednesday evening or early Thursday. It is expected to recurve afterward and move away from the Luzon landmass.

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