Hanna out of PAR but monsoon rains to persist

Typhoon Hanna may already be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but many parts of the country, including Metro Manila, may still continue to experience heavy rains on Friday.

According to PAGASA’s early morning bulletin, a weakened Hanna, which exited the PAR at 12:30 a.m. on Friday, was located at 645 kilometers north northeast of Basco, Batanes at 4 a.m., with maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph and moving north northwest at 20 kph.

Typhoon Krosa, which PAGASA is also monitoring, was estimated at 1,990 km east of extreme northern Luzon with maximum sustained winds of 155 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 190 kph and slowly moving east and is not expected to enter the PAR.

Moderate to heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro and northern portions of Palawan including Calamian Islands.

Light to moderate with intermittent heavy monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Western Visayas, and the rest of CALABARZON, Central Luzon, and MIMAROPA.

On Saturday, light to moderate with intermittent heavy monsoon rains may affect Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales and Bataan.

The state weather bureau advised residents in these areas, especially those living in flood-prone and landslide-prone areas 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.

Gusty conditions will also continue over most of Luzon and Visayas due to the enhanced Southwest Monsoon.

PAGASA also warned that sea travel is risky over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to potentially rough seas. Source: BAP/KBK, GMA News

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