Monday , October 18 2021

Signal No. 1 in Batanes as the severe tropical storm of Hannah intensifies


MANILA – The PAGASA State Weather Bureau on Tuesday night put two zones under signal #. 1 as a severe tropical storm, Hannah increased slightly.

As of 10:00, PAGASA said the tropical cyclone was last seen 730 kilometers east of Kalai, Kagayan, holding maximum sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 135 km / h.

Tropical cyclone wind signal no. 1 was erected over Batanes and the Babuan group of islands.

PAGASA said it was observing another low pressure area, seen 260 kilometers west of northern Iba, Zambales, which is unlikely to develop into a tropical depression.

He said moderate to heavy monsoon rains could affect northern Palawan (including the Kalamin and Cuyo Islands), Mindoro Occidental, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Cavit, Batangas, Laguna, Zambales, Bataan, Aklan and Antica by Thursday.

Metro Manila, Central Visayas and the rest of Luzon will survive scattered rain and thunderstorms.

Fishermen and those with a small seagoing vessel are advised not to go to sea in Signal No 1, East and West seaboards of North and Central Luzon, Seaboards of South Luzon and Visayas, and North and East Seaboards of Mindanao marine conditions.

Hannah, who is expected to leave the Philippines' area of ​​responsibility by Friday evening, could be further escalated to typhoon within the next 12 hours.

It is still unlikely to reach landfall over any part of the country.

Bad weather necessitated the cancellation of hours in some Luzon provinces.

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.

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