Tropical Storm (TS) Hanna might develop into a typhoon at dawn on Thursday, August 8.
Palawan will be experiencing winds of up to 118 kilometers per hour and strong rains until Wednesday, the state weather bureau said.
Sonny Pajarilla, local chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that moderate to heavy rains will be continuously experienced in Northern Palawan.
“Maaaring sa madaling araw ng Thursday ay isa na itong ganap na typhoon, ibig sabihin mas malakas. Ang typhoon ay at least meron 118 kilometers per hour na kanyang lakas. Dahil dyan, ang ating mga nararanasan na pag-ulan ay mananatili dito sa atin, dito sa Palawan in the next three days hanggang sa Miyerkules mas maraming pag-ulan sa north at dito rin sa south,” Pajarilla said on Monday.
Hanna is now at 940 kilometers east of Tuguegarao and still far from land.
It has a wind speed of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness up to 90 kph.
Hanna is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday morning.
“Yong paikot dyan sa West Philippine Sea tapos may hatak ng hangin dito sa bagyong si Hanna, nagkakaroon ngayon ng localized convergence, ang access niya ay Northern Palawan kaya diyan ngayon ang pagkumpol ng ating mga kaulapan, mas maximum sa northern Palawan,” he pointed out.
Moderate to heavy rains will be expected on Monday until Tuesday over the towns in northern Palawan.
The seaboards of the entire province are also under the gale warning advisory released by PAGASA.