PAGASA expects ‘Henry’ to exit PH area of responsibility within 6 hours


Typhoon Henry (international name: Hinnamnor) further accelerated and is expected to be out of the country’s area of responsibility within the next six hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Saturday evening, Sept. 3.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said that Henry was already over the Miyako Islands in the southern Ryukus.

The typhoon has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 150 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph, while moving northward at 15 kph.

Due to the huge circulation of the typhoon, parts of the extreme Northern Luzon may still experience wind gusts in the next few hours.

Tropical cyclone wind signal number 1 remains hoisted over Batanes, Balintang Island, Calayan Island, and Babuyan Island.

PAGASA said that light to moderate with, at times, heavy rains may also prevail over Batanes and Babuyan Islands.

In the next 24 hours, the southwest monsoon or “habagat enhanced by the typhoon will also bring rains over the western sections of Northern and Central Luzon.

PAGASA said that moderate to heavy with, at times, intense monsoon rains may affect Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan.

Light to moderate with, at times, heavy monsoon rains may also prevail over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Cagayan, Nueva Vizcaya, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Occidental Mindoro, and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region.

“Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flooding, including flash floods, and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps, and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall,” PAGASA warned.