After gaining strength on Saturday and early Sunday, Typhoon Bising slightly weakened and decelerated on Sunday, but can still cause weather disturbance to some parts of the archipelago.
“Today (Sunday), Typhoon Bising will begin to move slowly northwestward over the Philippine Sea east of Bicol Region until tomorrow (Monday) early morning. The typhoon will then move generally northward until Tuesday (April 20) afternoon before turning north northwestward while over the Philippine Sea east of Cagayan Valley,” according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
The weather bureau sees Bising moving out the country by the middle of next week.
“By Wednesday early morning, the typhoon is forecast to turn northeastward or east northeastward away from the landmass of Luzon,” it added.
Bising was tracked moving west northwestward at 15 kph and had maximum sustained winds of 205 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 250 kph.
PAGASA said that Bising’s uncertain track might result in the typhoon affecting parts of Southern Luzon and Visayas while it is inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.
“Considering the uncertainty in the track forecast of the typhoon, a westward shift in the current forecast track may result in potentially significant impacts over the eastern portions of Southern Luzon and Visayas. The possibility of a close approach scenario is not ruled out,” it added. SOVEREIGNPH