Severe tropical storm “Bising” has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) but no major disturbance is expected in the country’s islands at least on Friday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)
The international name of Bising is “Surigae.”
“At 6:20 a.m. today (Friday), Severe Tropical Storm ‘Surigae’ entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility and was assigned the domestic name ‘Bising’,” PAGASA said in a tweet.
PAGASA also said the storm has maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 135 kph and is moving westward at 10 kph.
Its trough will bring cloudy skies with rain showers in Eastern Visayas and Mindanao. The rest of Visayas will have marginally cloudy to cloudy weather and may have isolated rain showers from localized thunderstorms.
Also, Luzon will have fair weather.PAGASA, however, said that Bising can make a westward shift in the next three days, and advised the public and disaster risk reduction and management offices, especially those situated over the eastern portions of Southern Luzon and Visayas, to continuously monitor updates on the storm. SOVEREIGNPH