MANILA - (UPDATED) Tropical Storm Basyang (international name: Sanba) has entered the Philippine area of responsibility and could make landfall in the Caraga area by Tuesday morning, the state weather bureau said.
PAGASA Weather Division Chief Esperanza Cayanan said residents in Davao Oriental, Caraga and Eastern Visayas should expect scattered to widespread, moderate to heavy rains starting Monday night.
"Residents of these areas must take appropriate measures against possible flooding, landslides," the official said.
Cayanan said Basyang will cause cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the rest of Visayas, Mindanao and Bicol Region. Luzon will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains, she added.
In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Basyang was last seen at 435 kilometers east southeast of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur as of 4 p.m.
It has maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, with gusts of up to 80 kph.
Basyang is expected to move west northwest at 23 kph.
PAGASA hoisted Storm Warning Signal no. 2 over Surigao del Sur, Surigao del Norte, Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur.
Signal No. 1 meanwhile was hoisted over:
- Southern portion of Samar
- Southern portion of Eastern Samar
- Southern Leyte
- Negros Oriental
- Negros Occidental
- Dinagat Islands
- Compostela Valley
- Davao Oriental
- Davao del Norte
- Misamis Oriental
- Misamis Occidental
- Lanao del Norte
- Lanao del Sur
- Northern portion of Zamboanga del Norte
- Northern portion of Zamboanga del Sur
Basyang is expected to leave the PAR by Friday.