Sat. Jul 31st, 2021

Tropical Storm Bising transitioned into a gale-force extratropical cyclone, – or a low pressure system which develops in latitudes outside the tropics – and is now outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday.

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In an 11 a.m. severe weather bulletin, it said “Bising” (with international name Surigae) left PAR at 5:40 a.m. and its center was now estimated at 1,500 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon.

Though it did not make landfall, Typhoon Bising left at least four dead while damage to agriculture was placed at over PHP211 million in Bicol and Eastern Visayas.

Bising also affected 60,601 families or 235,752 persons in 965 barangays in Cagayan Valley, Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga. Houses damaged were placed at 1,030, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC).

In the next 24 hours, PAGASA said northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon as well as Central and Southern Luzon will experience moderate to rough seas “under the influence of an extratropical cyclone outside PAR.”

“Mariners of small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over these waters. Inexperienced mariners of these vessels should avoid navigating in these conditions,” PAGASA said.Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms that may cause flash floods or landslides, it added. SOVEREIGNPH

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