Hanna stirs monsoon rains, unlikely to make landfall: PAGASA


Posted at Aug 04 2019 07:57 AM | Updated as of Aug 04 2019 12:02 PM

MANILA (UPDATE) - Tropical depression Hanna will continue to stir monsoon rains over Luzon but is unlikely to make landfall, the state weather bureau said early Sunday.

In its 11 a.m. advisory, PAGASA said Hanna was last spotted 1,070 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon, packing maximum sustained winds of 55 km per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 70 kph.

It was forecast to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Friday if it continues to move north northwest at 15kph.

The weather disturbance may intensify into a tropical storm within 24 hours, according to PAGASA weather specialist Ezra Bulquerin.

Between Sunday and Tuesday, the state weather bureau said moderate to heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over the following areas:

- Metro Manila
- Pangasinan
- Zambales
- Bataan
- Pampanga
- Bulacan
- Rizal
- Cavite
- Batangas
- Laguna
- Mindoro provinces
- Northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands)
- Romblon
- Aklan
- Antique

Cordillera Administrative Region, Bicol region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Quezon, and the rest of Ilocos region, Central Luzon and Visayas will also experience scattered rains and thunderstorms.

PAGASA has yet to issue a tropical cyclone wind signal.

It advised fisherfolks and those with small seacraft not to venture over the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas, and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to potentially rough sea conditions.

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