'Bagyong Huaning' PAGASA weather update July 30, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines - A tropical storm with international name "Haitang" has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and was named "Huaning," state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 11:00 am bulletin on Sunday, July 30, 2017.

    'Bagyong Huaning' PAGASA weather update July 30, 2017

    At 10:00 a.m. today, the center of 'Bagyong Huaning' was estimated based on all available data at 250 km West of Basco, Batanes (20.2°N, 119.6°E).

    The eight cyclone to enter PAR this year has maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is forecast to move Northeast at 22 kph.

    Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) No. 1 (30-60 kph expected in 36 hours) was raised in six areas: Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra and Northwestern Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands.

    Impacts of the wind:

    • Very light or no damage to low risk structures,
    • Light damage to medium to high risk structures
    • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities. Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged
    • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
    • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.

    Wave Height: (Open Sea) 1.25-4.0 meters.

    The estimated rainfall amount is from moderate to heavy within the 500 km diameter of the Tropical Storm.

    tropical storm Huaning track

    Same with the previous storm Gorio, 'Bagyong Huaning' will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon which will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over the western section of Northern and Central Luzon. Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides.

    Sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of Northern Luzon and the western seaboard of Central Luzon.

    "Huaning" is expected to make landfall over Southern Taiwan tonight.
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