MANILA (UPDATE)—Typhoon Bising further weakened early Thursday while decelerating over the Philippine Sea east of Babuyan Islands, the state weather bureau said.
In its 11 a.m. weather advisory, PAGASA said Bising was 375 km east northeast of Calayan town, Cagayan at 10 a.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and 185 kph gusts while moving north northeastward at 10 kph.
The weather agency said the typhoon would continue to move northward or north-northeastward away from Luzon on Thursday before turning east-northeastward on Friday, and eastward on Saturday.
Bising is forecast to leave the Philippine area of responsibility between Saturday night and early Sunday, gradually slowing down throughout the period, PAGASA said.
"Within the next 24 hours itong si bagyong Bising ay papalayo na po sa Philippine landmass at mawawalan po ito ng direct effect sa ating bansa," PAGASA weather forecaster Ana Clauren told ABS-CBN's Teleradyo.
(Within the next 24 hours, Typhoon Bising is forecast to move away from the Philippine landmass and it will no longer have any direct effect on our country.)
Tropical cyclone wind signal no.1 remains hoisted over the following areas:
- northeastern portion of Cagayan (Santa Ana, Gonzaga) including Babuyan Islands
Bising left at least 3 dead, 10 injured, and 1 missing as it barreled through Bicol, Central Visayas, Eastern Visayas and the Davao region, according to the national disaster council's latest report released Wednesday.
The country's second storm this year forced more than 59,000 families in Bicol, Eastern Visayas, and Caraga to evacuate ahead of its onslaught, it added.
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