'Basyang' makes landfall in Dumaguete


Posted at Feb 14 2018 12:49 AM | Updated as of Feb 14 2018 05:42 AM

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Basyang. Courtesy of PAGASA

MANILA (2nd UPDATE) - Tropical depression Basyang is now traversing the Sulu Sea after making landfall in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday.

In its 5 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Basyang, with international name Sanba, has maintained its west northwest direction and is forecast to make a possible landfall over Southern Palawan Wednesday night.

Basyang had maximum sustained winds of 45 kilometers per hour near the center, with gusts of up to 60 kph. It is forecast to move west southwest at a speed of 26 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:

  • Northern section of Zamboanga del Norte
  • Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo groups of islands
  • Southern section of Negros Occidental
  • Southern section of Negros Oriental

Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Palawan and Western Visayas in the next 24 hours.

The Visayas, Bicol, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga will experience scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains.

As of 4 a.m., the eye of the tropical depression was located 185 kilometers west southwest of Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental.

Basyang is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday.

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