Tropical depression “Henry” is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Tuesday (July 17).
Weather bureau PAGASA located the cyclone at 230km east of Calayan, Cagayan, packed with maximum sustained winds of 60kph and gustiness of up to 75kph. It moves westward at 25kph.
Tropical cyclone warning signal number 1 is still raised over Babuyan Group of Islands and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte.
TD Henry will intensify the effects of the southwest monsoon or habagat in the country.
Expect heavy rains that may cause flash floods and landslides in Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Palawan and Western Visayas.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms may prevail in other parts of the country.
Meanwhile, a low-pressure area (LPA) was located at 780km east of Infanta, Quezon.
PAGASA forecasts the weather system to be developed into a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. – Rey Pelayo / UNTV News and Rescue
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