(16 April 2021)

Typhoon 'Surigae' (international name) with local name ‘Bising’ entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today at 6:20 a.m., the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported during Pre-Disaster Risk Assessment Meeting of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council this afternoon.

The typhoon is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country however it will bring heavy rains over Eastern Visayas and Bicol region on Sunday, the state weather bureau said.

As of 10:00 a.m. today, TY ‘Bising’ was spotted 960 kilometers east of Surigao del Norte with maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h near the center and gustiness up to 160 km/h and is moving west northwestward at 15km/h.

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) today directed regional and local counterparts to begin preparations for Tropical Storm “BISING”.

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