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‘Bising’ gains strength, Signal 2 up in 4 provinces

Typhoon Bising has slightly accelerated and intensified, the weather bureau said in its 5 p.m. tropical cyclone bulletin on Saturday.

On Sunday, PAGASA said the rainbands of Bising will bring moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region, and the southern portion of Quezon.

The typhoon will move northwestward over the Philippine Sea until Sunday afternoon.

It will slow down and move generally northward until Tuesday afternoon before moving northward or north-northwestward over the Philippine Sea east of Northern and Central Luzon.

As of 4:00 pm on Saturday, the center of the eye of the typhoon was located 460 km east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar. It is moving west northwest at 25 kilometers per hour with maximum sustained winds of 195 km/h and gustiness of up to 240 km/h.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2 was hoisted over the following areas: Catanduanes in Luzon and Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Samar in the Visayas.

On the other hand, Signal No. 1 was raised over the following areas:

 Luzon

Sorsogon, Albay, the eastern portion of Camarines Sur (Calabanga, Naga City, Pili, Bula, Bombon, Magarao, Canaman, Gainza, Camaligan, Milaor, Minalabac, Tinambac, Siruma, Lagonoy, Goa, Tigaon, Ocampo, Baao, Iriga City, Nabua, Balatan, Bato, Buhi, Sagnay, San Jose, Garchitorena, Presentacion, Caramoan, San Fernando), and the eastern portion of Masbate (Baleno, Masbate City, Mobo, Uson, Dimasalang, Palanas, Cataingan, Pio V. Corpuz) including Ticao Island

Visayas

Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte, and Camotes Islands

Mindanao

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

Topics: Typhoon Bising , PAGASA , Eastern Visayas , Bicol Region , Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal
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