MANILA - Tropical Depression Basyang (international name: Sanba) is forecast to make landfall over Palawan on Wednesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday afternoon.
In its 5 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said Basyang would continue dumping moderate to heavy rains over Palawan and Visayas.
Light to moderate and at times heavy rains are expected over the Zamboanga peninsula, northern Mindanao, Caraga, Basilan, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi, it said.
It had weakened from a tropical storm after it first made landfall over Surigao del Sur Tuesday morning.
At 4 p.m., the eye of the storm was located 25 kilometers southeast of Tagbilaran City, Bohol, packing maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center and 65 kph gusts.
Signal No. 1 was raised over the following areas:
- Palawan, including the Calamian and Cuyo groups of islands
- Negros Occidental
- Negros Oriental
- Southern Leyte
- Misamis Oriental
- Misamis Occidental
- Northern section of Zamboanga del Norte
Basyang is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Thursday afternoon, PAGASA said.
Back-to-back storms Urduja (Kai-tak) and Vinta (Tembin) had ravaged Mindanao and the Visayas before Christmas last year, leaving some 200 people dead.
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