"Basyang" heads to Palawan

Tropical depression "Basyang" has slowed down as it moves toward Palawan.

From 45 kilometers per hour (kph) this morning, it slowed down to 23 kph at noon time.

Weather bureau PAGASA has located Basyang's current location at 200 kilometers southeast of Puerto Princesa City.

In 24 hours, the cyclone is expected to be 235 kilometers south southwest of Pagasa Island in the western boundary of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).

Signal number one still prevails in Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo group of islands.

PAGASA says, the combined effects of Basyang and the tail end of a cold front are bringing heavy rains in several portions of Eastern Visayas.

From 8 am yesterday to 8 am today, Borongan City registered 433 milliliters of rainfall.

Tacloban City had 287 milliliters of rainfall during the past 24 hours.

Guiuan in Eastern Samar received 186 milliliters of rainfall during the same period.

Pagasa expects heavy to torrential rainfall to pour over areas affected by Basyang today.

The tropical depression is expected to make another landfall over Southern Palawan tonight and cross the island until tomorrow morning before heading to the West Philippine Sea.

Topics: weather , Basyang , tropical depression , PAGASA
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