Tropical depression Hanna has been plotted some 1,070 kilometers of Infanta, Quezon with maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 70 kph. It is moving north northwest with the speed of 15 kph.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has released a gale warning for affected areas including Palawan where waves are expected to reach 2.8 to 4.5 meters.

Small seacrafts are advised not to venture over the western seaboard of the Central Luzon, Southern Luzon and Visayas, and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao due to rough sea condition.

Hanna is the first tropical depression for the month of August and the eight in the country for 2019.

PAGASA forecast moderate to heavy monsoon rains in the western part of Southern Luzon including Northern Palawan.

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Weather specialist Benison Estareja reported that the monitored low-pressure area (LPA) developed into a tropical depression Hanna on Saturday evening.

“Kagabi ay naging tropical depression na yong binabantayan na low-pressure area, nakikita natin yong possibility na lalakas pa ito habang ang general direction nito ay pahilagang kanluran in the coming days at asahan na may kabagalan sa susunod na pa na dalawang araw,” Estareja said.

Tropical depression Hanna is less likely to make a landfall in Philippine land mass, weather bureau mentioned.

Heavy rains will be experienced at the western part of southern Luzon including the Northern Palawan, Cavite, Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro.

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