Monsoon rains to prevail as Typhoon Hanna exits PAR
Marje Pelayo • August 9, 2019 • 905
MANILA, Philippines – State weather service PAGASA announced that Typhoon Hanna (international name Lekima) has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) at 12:30 AM on Friday (August 8).
However, PAGASA said moderate to heavy monsoon rains will still prevail over the areas of Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro and northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian Islands) due to the effects of the southwest monsoon or habagat.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and the rest of CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and MIMAROPA will experience light to moderate with intermittent heavy monsoon rains throughout the day.
As of 4:00 AM today, the eye of Typhoon Hanna was observed at 645 km North Northeast of Basco, Batanes outside PAR. It is moving north northwest at 20 kph packed with maximum sustained winds of 175 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TWCS) has been lifted over Batanes however, gusty conditions will continue over most of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced habagat.
Thus, sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to potentially rough seas.
Meanwhile, PAGASA estimated the location of Typhoon Krosa at 1,990 km east of extreme northern Luzon.
It is moving slowly towards the east direction and is not expected to enter the PAR.
MANILA, Philippines – The low pressure area (LPA) east of Quezon Province has developed into tropical depression (TD) ‘Butchoy,’ according to the latest report of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
As of 4:00 pm on Thursday (June 11), PAGASA located the eye of TD Butchoy at 75 km Northwest of Daet, Camarines Norte.
It is moving West-Northwest at 20 kilometers per hour (km/h), packed with maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 55 km/h.
Thus, PAGASA raised Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (CWS) No. 1 over the following areas:
The southern portion of Aurora
The northern and central portion of Quezon
Under TCWS #1, winds of 30-60 km/h may be expected in at least 36 hours or intermittent rains may be expected within 36 hours.
TD Butchoy is forecast to cross Polillo Islands and make landfall over northern Quezon-southern Aurora area between tonight and tomorrow morning Friday (June 12).
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