'Bagyong Hanna' PAGASA weather update August 4, 2019


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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression 'Hanna', the country's eighth tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine Area Responsibility (PAR) this year, may intensify into Tropical Storm in the next 24 hours, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am press briefing on Sunday, August 4, 2019.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Hanna as of 6:30 am, Sunday, August 4, 2019
Satellite image of Tropical Depression Hanna as of 6:30 am, Sunday, August 4, 2019 | Photo Courtesy: DOST-PAGASA

Based on TD Hanna's track, it is less likely to make landfall on any part of the country, DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist Ezra Bulquerin added.

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'Bagyong Hanna' is expected to exit PAR on Friday, August 9.

At 3:00 am today, the center of 'Bagyong Hanna' was estimated based on all available data at 1,095 km East of Infanta, Quezon with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph an gustiness of 70 kph.

It is moving West Northwest at 15 kph. Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon and Western Visayas.


Forecast Weather Conditions

Place: Metro Manila, MIMAROPA, Bataan, Zambales, Cavite, Laguna and Batangas

Weather Condition: Monsoon (Habagat) rains

Caused by: Southwest Monsoon

Impacts: Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate with at times heavy rainshowers

Place: Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Western Visayas and the rest central Luzon.

Weather Condition: Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms

Caused by: Southwest Monsoon

Impacts: Possible flashfloods or landslide during severe thunderstorms

Place: The rest of the country

Weather Condition: Cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms

Caused by: Trough of TD Hanna

Impacts: Possible flashfloods or landslide during severe thunderstorms

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be at risk of flooding and landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the western seaboard of Luzon.

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