It’s not that we want typhoons to visit the Philippines — it’s an inescapable fact that around 20 storms visit the Philippines each year. So, just like in the previous years (see the 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009 lists), let’s log each typhoon as it enters the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The first typhoon in 2012 came in June. Let’s wait and see this year. Drop by from time to time as we update the 2013 list.
3. CRISING. At 5:30 p.m., Monday, 18 February 2013), PAGASA announced that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Mindanao has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “CRISING”, with the center located at 750 km Southeast of General Santos City. Typhoon Signal No. 1 was immediately declared over Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur, Davao Oriental and Compostela Valley. By 5pm of Tuesday, 18 February, Signal No. 1 was expanded to include Samal Island, the southern part of Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Sur, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, North Cotabato, Maguindanao, Sultan Kudarat, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Misamis Occidental, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi.
2. BISING. In its Weather Bulletin Number ONE, issued at 11:00 p.m., Friday, 11 January 2013, PAGASA announced that the Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Surigao City has developed into a Tropical Depression and was named “Bising”. No public storm warning signal was raised.
1. AURING (international code: Sonamu). The first typhoon of 2013, which entered the PAR. It was declared as a tropical depression on 3 January 2013.