PAGASA: ‘Hanna’ to intensify into a tropical storm, to exit PH on Friday

By CNN Philippines Staff

Stronger rains and winds can be expected in the next couple of days as tropical depression “Hanna” is seen to intensify, weather officials said Sunday.

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Hanna may become a tropical storm in the next 24 hours. A tropical storm has winds from 62 to 88 kilometers per hour (kph).

It is currently enhancing the southwest monsoon, or habagat, and will bring moderate to heavy rains rains to Metro Manila, Zambales, Pangasinan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Mindoro provinces, northern Palawan, Romblon, Aklan and Antique until Tuesday.

Meanwhile, Cordillera Region, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Quezon and the rest of Ilocos Region, Central Luzon and Visayas will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms during those days.

Hanna may exit Philippine territory on Friday as it is moving at the slow speed of 15 kph in the north-northwest direction. It was last seen 1,070 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon, carrying maximum center winds at 55 kph and gusts at 70 kph.

PAGASA also issued a gale warning over the following areas:

Quezon including Polilio Island

Camarines Norte

Camarines Sur

Catanduanes

Albay

Sorsogon

Masbate including Burias Island

Northern Samar

Eastern Samar

Samar

Leyte

Southern Leyte

Dinagat

Surigao del Norte including Siargao

Surigao del Sur

Eastern coast of Davao Oriental

Western coast of Pangasinan

Zambales

Bataan

Batangas

Occidental Mindoro

Oriental Mindoro

Palawan

Iloilo

Guimaras

Aklan

Antique

Capiz

Negros Occidental

Negros Oriental

Cebu

Bohol

This means sea travel is discouraged in these areas due to rough seas.

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