TYPHOON UPDATE: Bising exits Philippines

‘Bising’ weakens into severe tropical storm

 April 23, 2021

MANILA–The weather disturbance “Bising” has weakened into a severe tropical storm, the weather bureau reported Friday afternoon. “Bising” now packs maximum sustained winds of 110 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It was last seen 825 km. east-northeast of Basco, Batanes,… Read More

TYPHOON UPDATE: Exiting Bising loses strength

‘Bising’ weakens, decelerates

 April 22, 2021

MANILA – Typhoon Bising weakened and decelerated over the Philippine Sea, the weather bureau said on Thursday.’Bising’ now packs maximum sustained winds of 150 km. per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 185 kph; moving northward at 10 kph.It was last tracked 350 km. east of… Read More

TYPHOON UPDATE: ‘Bising’ leaves 3 dead, 230K others displaced

Around 59,098 families or 229,829 persons residing in 944 barangays in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga Regions affected

 April 21, 2021

MANILA – Three people were killed due to the onslaught of Typhoon Bising, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Wednesday.In its update, the NDRRMC also reported that 10 people were injured while one was reported missing.The casualties were reported in… Read More

TYPHOON UPDATE: Flooding, landslide risk remain as ‘Bising’ moves away


MANILA–Typhoon Bising (international name Surigae) is moving away from southern Luzon and the Visayas but continues to fan the risk for flooding and rain-induced landslides particularly in the eastern portions of these areas. “Such risk won’t ease immediately,” said Philippine Atmospheric,… Read More

‘Bising’ maintains strength, pace

 April 20, 2021, 6:47 pm

MANILA–Typhoon Bising (Surigae) has maintained its strength as it continues to move slowly north-northwestward, the weather bureau said on Tuesday afternoon. “Bising” packs maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph. It was last seen 475 km east of Baler,… Read More

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.