Typhoon 'Henry' slows down, maintains intensity


Posted at Jul 20 2014 01:01 PM | Updated as of Jul 21 2014 02:09 AM


MANILA – Typhoon “Henry” has further slowed down as it maintained its course and intensity, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

As of 4 p.m. Sunday, “Henry” was located at 500 kilometers east of Legazpi City, Albay, with maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kilometers per hour.

The typhoon is forecast to move in a northwest direction at 15 kilometers per hour.

While no public storm warning signal was raised, PAGASA said "Henry" is expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over MIMAROPA, Bicol region and Visayas, while CALABARZON will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA has already warned residents in these areas to be on alert against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Meanwhile, the state weather bureau advised fisherfolk and those with small sea crafts not to venture out over the eastern seaboard of Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao.

The public and the disaster risk reduction and management councils in the mentioned areas have been advised to take appropriate actions and monitor PAGASA for announcements regarding the typhoon.