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PAGASA Says Typhoon Hanna Intensifies, 2 Areas Remain Under TCWS No.1

The state weather bureau PAGASA reported that Typhoon Hanna has intensified and two areas still remain under signal no.1.

On Thursday (August 8, 2019), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) released the latest weather updates in the country.

PAGASA reported that Typhoon Hanna has intensified and now moving towards the southern Ryukyu Islands. Hanna was last spotted at 485 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes.

Typhoon Hanna

Hanna has maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gustiness of 215 kph but not expected to make landfall. Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands would experience light to moderate and occasionally heavy rains and gusty winds as it remains under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1.

Typhoon Hanna is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday morning (August 9, 2019).

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon would also bring heavy rains over MIMAROPA, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, and Batangas, while Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas would also experience occasionally heavy rains.

Typhoon Hanna

The weather agency also found another low-pressure area at 270 km west of Dagupan City, Pangasinan.

The weather bureau also advised the public to take precautionary measures for possible flashfloods and landslides in the affected areas.

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