'Bagyong Henry' PAGASA weather update July 17, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Henry' has made landfall over Dalupiri Island in Cagayan and now heading towards the Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Tuesday, July 17, 2018.

'Bagyong Henry' PAGASA weather update July 17, 2018
Satellite image of Tropical Depression 'Henry' | Courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

At 4:00 am today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Henry' was estimated based on all available data at 95 km West of Calayan, Cagayan (19.1°N, 120.6°E).

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'Bagyong Henry' has maximum winds of up to 60 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 75 km/h. It is moving West Northwest at 20 kph.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour (Tomorrow morning): 930 km West of Calayan, Cagayan (OUTSIDE PAR) (19.4°N, 112.6°E)
  • 48 Hour (Thursday morning): 1,625 km West of Calayan, Cagayan (OUTSIDE PAR) (19.6°N, 106.0°E)

'Bagyong Henry' PAGASA weather update July 17, 2018
Photo courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

Tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) Signal No. 1 (30-60 kph Expected in 36 hours) was raised in the areas of Batanes, northern portion of Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands, northern portion of Apayao and northern portion of Ilocos Norte.

What to expect on areas under TCWS #1?
  • 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

Occasional rains with gusty winds are still expected over the areas under Signal No. 1.

The Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) will bring monsoon rains over Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Palawan and Western Visayas, and scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the rest of the country.

Residents of these areas, especially those living in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to continue monitoring for updates, coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides.

Sea travel is risky over the western seaboard of Southern Luzon, while fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture over the seaboards of areas with TCWS #1 and the seaboards of the rest of Luzon.

'Henry' is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today (17 July).

— The Summit Express

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