Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

FOR:Tropical Depression Basyang
Tropical Cyclone: WARNING

ISSUED AT:2:00 PM, 13 February 2018


TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING SIGNAL: #1 (30-60kph expected in 36 hrs) affecting Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, northern section of Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and northern section of Zamboanga del Norte.

At 1:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Depression “BASYANG” was estimated based on all available data at 60 km South of Maasin City, Southern leyte (09.6 °N, 124.9 °E) with Maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph, Forecast to move West Northwest at 27 kph.

  • Scattered to widespread moderate to heavy rains will prevail in the next 24 hours over Palawan and Visayas. Meanwhile, scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rains is expected over Bicol Region, Mindanao, and the rest of MIMAROPA. Residents of these areas must continue monitoring for updates, take appropriate measures against possible flooding and landslides, and coordinate with their respective local disaster risk reduction and management offices.
  • Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of areas under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signals (TCWS), as well as the seaboards of Northern Luzon and of Visayas, the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon, the eastern and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to the Tropical Depression and the surge of the Northeast Monsoon.

Mines and Geosciences Bureau 10 (MGB-10)

Issued at: 3:12 PM today, 13 February 2018

The Provincial, City, and Municipal Governments are hereby advised to take precautionary measures in view of the Tropical Depression.  This weather disturbance could have possible adverse impact on the local population, on health, on public and private infrastructure, on the economy.

The Provincial/City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils and the general public are advised to be prepared in the event of the occurrence of landslides and floods.  The P/C/MDRRMCs are advised to be vigilant and to take precautionary measures.

The Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committees (BDRRMCs) are advised to coordinate with their City/Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Councils to plan for any emergency, including identification of safe and suitable relocation sites and/or evacuation centers.  These should not be located in landslide-/flood-/hazard-prone areas.

Thank you very much.