'Bagyong Hanna' PAGASA weather update August 6, 2019


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MANILA, Philippines – 'Bagyong Hanna' (international name: Lekima) is almost stationary and may intensify into Severe Tropical Storm in the next 24 hours, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in the 5:00 am press briefing on Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Hanna as of 7:30 am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Satellite image of Tropical Storm Hanna as of 7:30 am on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 | Photo Credit: DOST-PAGASA

As of 3:00 am today, the center of Tropical Storm 'Hanna' was estimated based on all available data at 815 km East of Calayan, Cagayan.

'Bagyong Hanna' has maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 105 kph.

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

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

DOST-PAGASA Weather Specialist Ezra Bulquerin added that new tropical depression and LPA outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) will have no effect yet on the country.

DOST-PAGASA press briefing on Tropical Storm Hanna at 5:00 am today
DOST-PAGASA press briefing on Tropical Storm Hanna at 5:00 am today, August 6, 2019.

However, Southwest monsoon (Hanging Habagat) will cause moderate to heavy rains over Luzon.

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

Moderate to heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over the northern portion of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Mindoro Provinces, Romblon, Aklan and Antique.

Cloudy skies and scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region and the rest of MIMAROPA and Visayas.


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