WATCH | Storm Basyang crosses the line, heads toward Caraga; 11 areas under TCWS Signal #1


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(UPDATE – 12 MIDNIGHT) The state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, or PAGASA, at 7:00 p.m. Sunday disclosed that the weather disturbance internationally designated SANBA had entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, and is now locally named Tropical Storm #BasyangPH.

Public Storm Warning Signal No. 1 has been hoisted at the following places, as of 11 p.m. Sunday evening: Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Compostela Valley, Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Misamis Oriental, and Bukidnon.

NOAA-MTSAT’s plot of Tropical Storm Basyang at 11:30 p.m. Sunday evening, based on infra-red telemetry data from the Himawari 8 meteorological satellite.

At 10:00 p.m., the center of the storm was estimated at 870 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (coordinates 07.1°N, 134.1°E), with top winds of up to 65 kph near the center and gusts of up to 80 kph.

Forecast movement is west-northwest at 27 kph.

By Monday evening, the storm is expected to be 265 km East of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur (8.8°N, 128.7°E).

Philippine Information Agency public advisory on the approaching storm posted on Facebook Sunday evening.