PAGASA: 'Bising' seen to exit PAR by weekend 
This satellite image shows Typhoon Bising, which PAGASA said will stay in the Philippine Area of Responsibility for the entire week

PAGASA: 'Bising' seen to exit PAR by weekend 

(Philstar.com) - April 19, 2021 - 6:59pm

MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon "Bising" (international name Surigae) could make its way out of the country by end of this week, weather bureau PAGASA said Monday.

The agency in its afternoon forecast said the typhoon was last seen at 500 km east of Infanta in Quezon Province, carrying peak winds of 195 kph and gustiness of up to 240 kph.

Bising is now slowly moving at a north-northwestward direction and is approaching east of Camarines Norte. By middle of the week, it will shift to generally northward and will continue to move away from Luzon landmass. 

PAGASA said it is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility between April 24 to 25.

Still, it will continue to bring moderate to heavy rains over Bicol Region and Northern Samar. 

The northern portion of Aurura and eastern sections of Cagayan and Isabela, in turn, will see light to moderate with ocassional heavy rains.

"Meanwhile, the good news is aside from Bising, we are not seeing any other weather disturbance until it makes its way out of PAR," said weather specialist Ariel Rojas. 

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signals remain in these areas as of afternoon of April 19:

Signal No. 2


  • Catanduanes
  • Eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Siruma, Tinambac, Lagonoy, Garchitorena, Caramoan, Goa, Tigaon, San Jose, Presentacion, Sagnay, Buhi) 
  • Eastern portion of Albay  (Tiwi, Malinao, Tabaco City, Malilipot, Santo Domingo, Bacacay, Rapu-Rapu, Legazpi City, Manito)
  • Eastern and central portions of Sorsogon (Castilla, Sorsogon City, Prieto Diaz, Gubat, Barcelona, Casiguran, Juban, Magallanes, Bulan, Bulusan, Irosin, Santa Magdalena, Matnog)


  • Northern Samar
  • Northern portion of Samar (Santo Nino, Almagro, Tagapul-An, Calbayog City, Santa Margarita, Gandara, Matuguinao, San Jose de Buan, San Jorge, Tarangnan, Pagsanghan, Catbalogan City, Paranas, Jiabong, Motiong, Hinabangan, San Sebastian)
  • Northern portion of Eastern Samar (San Julian, Sulat, Taft, CanAvid, Dolores, Maslog, Oras, San Policarpo, Arteche, Jipapad)

Signal No. 1


  • Eastern portion of Cagayan(Lal-Lo, Gattaran, Alcala, Baggao, Amulung, Solana, Iguig, Tuguegarao City, Enrile, Peñablanca, Camalaniugan, Aparri, Buguey, Santa Teresita, Gonzaga, Santa  Ana)
  • Isabela
  • Quirino
  • Northern and central portions of  Aurora (Baler, Dipaculao, Dinalungan, Casiguran, Dilasag)
  • Eastern portion of Quezon (Calauag, Guinayangan, Tagkawayan, Buenavista, San Narciso, San Andres), including Polillo Islands
  • Camarines Norte
  • Rest of Camarines Sur
  • Rest of Albay
  • Rest of Sorsogon
  • Masbate, including Burias and Ticao Islands


  • Rest of Samar
  • Rest of Eastern Samar
  •  Biliran
  • Leyte
  • Northern portion of Cebu (Tabogon, Borbon, San Remigio, Bogo City, Medellin, Daanbantayan) including Bantayan and Camotes Islands

Bising has forced over 68,000 people in Bicol and Eastern Visayas to evacuate, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council.

The Philippine Coast Guard, meanwhile, said 3,258 passengers are stranded in ports across Eastern Visayas, Bicol, Central Visayas and North Eastern Mindanao as of 4 p.m. today.

Forecast Position

  • Tuesday afternoon: 465 km East of Baler, Aurora 
  • Wednesday afternoon: 360 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan 
  • Thursday afternoon: 370 km East of Calayan, Cagayan
  • Friday afternoon: 600 km East of Itbayat, Batanes 
  • Saturday afternoon: 1,030 km East of Itbayat, Batanes

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