Monsoon rains to continue when Hanna leaves PAR


On Friday, even as typhoon Hanna left the Philippine region of responsibility (PAR), Monsoon rains will still be encountered over areas of Luzon and Visayas. State weather office PAGASA said at 12:30 a.m. the typhoon left PAR. On Friday, but the southwest monsoon or habagat will continue to be enhanced.

Hanna was situated 645 kilometers north-northeast of Basco, Batanes, with global name Lekima. It packs 175 km / h peak continuous winds with gusts up to 215 km / h.

PAGASA also monitors Typhoon Krosa found 1,990 kilometers east of northern extreme Luzon. It moves slowly and packs up to 155 km / h peak continuous winds with up to 190 km / h gusts.

Moderate to heavy monsoon rains will occur across Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Batanes, Babuyan Islands Group, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro and southern parts of Palawan, including Calamian Islands.

Metro Manila, Western Visayas and the remainder of Calabarzon, Central Luzon and Mimaropa will dominate light to moderate with intermittent heavy moonsoon rains.

Gusty conditions in most of Luzon and Visayas will also continue. Due to possibly rough seas, sea travel continues dangerous over the seaboards of Luzon and Visayas, and Mindanao’s northern and eastern seaboards.

Bad weather compelled class cancelations in Luzon areas, including Metro Manila, and the Visayas.

Hanna is now progressing at 20 km / h to Japan’s Ryukyu Islands. Taiwan authorities have instructed markets, companies and schools to close on Friday as a super typhoon approaches the island, forcing cancelations of flights and landslide warnings soon after a 6-magnitude earthquake.

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