PAGASA: LPA develops into Tropical Depression Hanna


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MANILA, Philippines – The Low Pressure Area (LPA) east of Virac, Catanduanes developed into Tropical Depression "Hanna" at 8:00 pm on Saturday, August 3, state weather bureau PAGASA announced.

Satellite image of Tropical Depression Hanna as of 9:50 pm, August 3, 2019
Satellite image of Tropical Depression Hanna as of 9:50 pm, August 3, 2019 | Courtesy of PAGASA

'Bagyong Hanna' is the eighth tropical cyclone to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) this year.

READ: 'Bagyong Hanna' PAGASA weather update August 4, 2019

At 10:00 pm today, the center of Tropical Depression 'Hanna' was estimated based on all available data at 940 km East Northeast of Virac, Catanduanes or 1,190 km East of Infanta, Quezon.

TD Hanna has maximum winds of up to 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving Northwest at 10 km/h.

Forecast Positions
  • 24 Hour(Tomorrow evening): 1,205 km East of Casiguran, Aurora(16.9°N, 133.4°E)
  • 48 Hour(Monday evening):1,345 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan(17.8°N, 134.4°E)
  • 72 Hour(Tuesday evening): 1,335 km East of Calayan, Cagayan(19.6°N, 134.2°E)
  • 96 Hour(Wednesday evening):1,040 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes(22.4°N, 131.8°E)
  • 120 Hour(Thursday evening):935 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes(24.9°N, 129.7°E)

'Bagyong Hanna' is less likely to make landfall on any part of the country, PAGASA said.

This Sunday (August 4) and on Monday (August 5), moderate to heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Zambales, Pangasinan, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, northern Palawan, Romblon, Aklan, and Antique. Meanwhile, light to moderate to at times heavy rains will be experienced over the rest of Luzon and Visayas.

On Tuesday (August 6), moderate to heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Zambales, Pangasinan, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, northern Palawan, Romblon, Aklan, and Antique. Meanwhile, light to moderate to at times heavy rains will be experienced over the rest of Luzon and Visayas.

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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