Weather Bulletin Number SEVEN-A Tropical Cyclone Warning: Tropical Storm “BASYANG” (KAJIKI) Issued at 7:00 a.m., Saturday, 01 February 2014 “BASYANG” is now over Sulu sea moving towards Northern Palawan. Location of Center: (as of 6:00 a.m.) 82 km West of Iloilo City or 353 km Northeast of Puerto Princesa Coordinates: 10.7°N 121.8°E Strength: Maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. Movement: Forecast to move West at 39 kph Forecast Positions/Outlook: Sunday morning: 574 km Northwest of Puerto Princesa City or outside the PAR Areas Having Public Storm Warning Signal PSWS # Luzon Visayas Mindanao Signal No. 2 (winds of >60 to 100 kph may be expected in at least 24 hours) Palawan Calamian Group of Islands Guimaras Aklan Capiz Antique Iloilo Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph winds may be expected in at least 36 hours) Romblon Southern part of Occidental Mindoro Southern part of Southern Mindoro Negros Oriental Negros Occidental Cebu Public storm warning signals elsewhere are now lowered. Residents living in low lying and mountainous areas under public storm warning signal #2 and #1 are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides. Likewise, those living in coastal areas under signal #2 are alerted against storm surges. Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 400 km diameter of the Tropical Storm. Tropical storm “Basyang” is expected to cross Northern Palawan and will exit to the West Philippine Sea. Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the eastern seaboard of Central Luzon, eastern seaboard and southern seaboards of Southern Luzon and eastern seaboard of Visayas due to the surge of Northeast Monsoon. The public and local DRRMCs concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 A.M. today. Synopsis: At 4:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Storm “BASYANG” was estimated based on all available data at 20 km Southwest of Iloilo City (10.6°N 122.4°E) with maximum winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move west at 39 kph. Forecast: Northern Palawan including Calamian group of Islands, Western and Central Visayas will experience stormy weather with rough to very rough seas. The rest of Palawan, Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, Masbate, Leyte, Camotes Island, Biliran Province, Misamis Occidental and Zamboanga del Norte will have rains with gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. Marinduque, Samar Provinces, Bicol Region, the rest of Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao and Caraga will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains. The rest of the Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and coming from the northwest to southwest over the rest of Visayas and Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.