Signal No. 1 up in 15 areas as âBisingâ slightly intensifies
Satellite image captured on April 17, 2021 shows Typhoon Bising.

Signal No. 1 up in 15 areas as ‘Bising’ slightly intensifies

(Philstar.com) - April 17, 2021 - 9:41am

MANILA, Philippines (Updated 11:40 a.m.) — State weather bureau PAGASA hoisted Signal No. 1 up in 15 areas as Typhoon Bising (international name: Surigae) continues to gather strength as it moves over the Philippine Sea.

Bising, last spotted 645 km East of Maasin City, Southern Leyte moving northwestward at 20 kph, now packs winds of up to 185 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 230 kph.

The tropical cyclone is expected to reach its peak intensity of 195 to 205 kph by Sunday, PAGASA said.

Signal warnings

Signal No. 1 is hoisted over the following areas:


  • Sorsogon
  • Albay
  • Eastern portion of Camarines Sur
    • Siruma
    • Goa
    • Ocampo
    • Tigaon
    • Sagnay
    • Baao
    • Nabua
    • Bato
    • Iriga City
    • Buhi
    • Tinambac
    • Lagonoy
    • San Jose
    • Garchitorena
    • Presentacion
    • Caramoan
    • Ticao Island
  • Catanduanes


  • Northern Samar
  • Samar
  • Eastern Samar
  • Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Southern Leyte
  • Camotes Islands


  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte (including Siargao and Bucas Grande Islands)
  •  Surigao del Sur

What to expect

Areas under Signal No. 1 can expect winds of 30 kph to 60 kph or intermittent rains in at least 36 hours.

PAGASA said it might raise Signal No. 1 over the eastern portion of Masbate and other localities of Camarines Sur at around 5pm.

Heavy rainfall on Sunday over the following areas:

  • Eastern Visayas
  • Sorsogon
  • Masbate
  • Albay
  • Camarines Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Camotes Islands

Rough to very rough seas in the eastern seaboards of:

  • Bicol region
  • Eastern Visayas
  • Caraga
  • Davao region

Forecast position

  • 24 hour (Sunday morning): 415 km east of Juban, Sorsogon
  • 48 hour (Monday morning):405 km east of Daet, Camarines Norte
  • 72 hour (Tuesday morning): 490 km east of Casiguran, Aurora
  • 96 hour (Wednesday morning):455 km east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
  • 120 hour (Thursday morning):435 km east Southeast of Basco, Batanes

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