'Henry' makes landfall in Cagayan


Posted at Jul 17 2018 01:25 AM | Updated as of Jul 17 2018 07:27 AM

MANILA (UPDATED) - Tropical depression Henry has made landfall over Fuga Island in Cagayan, according to state weather bureau PAGASA.

In its 2 a.m. advisory Tuesday, PAGASA said Henry was last spotted in the vicinity of Fuga Island, Aparri, Cagayan, packing maximum sustained winds of 60 kilometers per hour (kph), with gusts of up to 75 kph. It is forecast to move westward at a speed of 25 kph.

Tropical cyclone warning signal no. 1 remains hoisted over the following areas:

- Batanes
- Northern portion of Apayao
- Northern portion of Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands
- Northern portion of Ilocos Norte

The southwest monsoon or habagat is currently affecting Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Palawan, and Western Visayas.

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced over the rest of the country.

PAGASA warned residents living in low-lying and mountainous areas against possible landslides and flooding.

Henry, the second storm to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this month, has forced the cancellation of classes in some areas.

It is expected to leave the country by Tuesday morning.

The state weather bureau was also monitoring a low-pressure area spotted 845 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon at 1 a.m.

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