Typhoon Hanna intensifies further as it moves towards Japan


Posted at Aug 08 2019 12:29 AM | Updated as of Aug 08 2019 04:56 PM

MANILA - Typhoon Hanna has further intensified as it moves towards southern Ryukyu Islands in Japan, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday night.


Hanna was spotted 510 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes as of 10 p.m. It was packing maximum winds of 155 kilometers per hour and gusts of 190 kph.

Hanna was moving northwest at 20 kph. It is expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility by Friday morning.

Hanna is not expected to make landfall but typhoon signal number 1 remains hoisted over Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands.

Typhoon Hanna intensifies further as it moves towards Japan 1

Sea travel is risky over the seaboards of areas under signal no. 1, the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to potentially rough sea conditions.

Moderate to heavy monsoon rains will continue over the northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Metro Manila, Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, Rizal, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna and Batangas.

The rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will have light to moderate with at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said Severe Tropical Storm Krosa was located at 1,970 km east of extreme Northern Luzon as of 10 p.m. 

Krosa has a maximum wind of 110 kph with 135 kph gustiness. It is moving at north northwest at 10 kph but is not expected to enter PAR.

Occasional gusty conditions will also continue over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced southwest monsoon or habagat.

Aside from the two weather disturbances, a low pressure area was also spotted off the West Philippine Sea particularly 260 km west of Dagupan City in Pangasinan.

But PAGASA said the LPA is less likely to develop into a tropical depression.

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