Hanna intensifies into tropical storm

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Hanna intensified from a tropical depression into a tropical storm at 3 pm on Sunday, August 4, weather service PAGASA reported in a 4 p.m. weather report. It has been given the international name Lekima. (READ: WalangPasok: Class suspensions for August 5, 2019)

At 3 p.m., Tropical Storm Hanna was 1,060 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan with 65 kilometer per hour winds and gusts of up to 80 kph.

Bagyong Hanna was moving north at 15 kph, and would likely exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility sometime between Thursday and Friday next week.

In a bulletin issued 7 pm on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Tropical Storm Falcon (Danas) is already 335 kilometers east southeast of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Between today and Tuesday (06 August) morning, state weather bureau said, moderate to heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Mindoro provinces, northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Romblon, Aklan, and Antique. Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Cordillera Administrative Region, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, Quezon, and the rest of Ilocos Region, Central Luzon and Visayas.

Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced 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.

“HANNA” remains less likely to make landfall on any part of the country.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, the seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas, and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to potentially rough sea conditions.