'Bagyong Hanna' PAGASA weather update August 5, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm 'Hanna' may intensify into Typhoon category while inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) and will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, causing heavy rains over Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in the 5:00 am press briefing on Monday, August 5, 2019.

'Bagyong Hanna' PAGASA weather update August 5, 2019
DOST-PAGASA press briefing on Tropical Storm Hanna at 5:00 am today, August 5, 2019.

As of 4:00 am today, the center of 'Bagyong Hanna' was estimated based on all available data at 945 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

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'Bagyong Hanna' has accelerated with maximum sustained winds of 75 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph. It is moving West Northwest at 15 kph.

Still, 'Hanna' is not likely to make landfall over any part of the country.

On Thurday (August 8), it may strengthen into Typhoon near Basco, Batanes.

It is possible to exit the PAR on Friday, August 9.

Latest track of Tropical Storm Hanna
Latest track of Tropical Storm Hanna | Screenshot from DOST-PAGASA Facebook video

DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist Ariel Rojas said that there's no other weather disturbance that may enter or develop inside the PAR in the next 3 to 5 days.

Tomorrow (August 6) and on Wednesday (August 7):

Light to moderate with at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Mindoro Provinces, northern Palawan including Cuyo and Calamian Islands, Romblon, Aklan and Antique.

Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Quezon, and the rest of Ilocos Region, Central Luzon and Western Visayas.

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