Typhoon Hanna is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between late evening of Thursday and early morning of Friday, the state weather agency said.
Benison Estareja, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said that even if Hanna will leave the country’s area of responsibility, heavy rains will still persist because of the southwest monsoon or habagat.
“Hanna is in north northwest at base sa paggalaw ni Hannah ay posible itong lumabas sa mga susunod na oras. Possible by tomorrow early morning ay nakalabas na ito ng PAR. Pero hindi ito dapat ipagsawalang bahala dahil posible pa rin ang malakas na pag-ulan dahil sa habagat,” he said.
The LPA that has been monitored earlier had dissipated and turned into a cloud cluster that is moving towards the Batanes group of islands.
Typhoon Hanna is now located at 505 kilometers, northeast of Basco, Batanes with sustained winds of 185 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 230 kph. It has a speed of 20 kph moving north northwest.
The northern portion of Palawan will continuously experience moderate to heavy rains, including the forCalamian group of islands.
The seaboard of the province is still under a gale warning advisory as wave height may reach 2.8 to 4.5 meters.
“Sea travel is risky over most parts of the country with the exception of southern seaboards of Mindanao, meron tayong gale warning sa seaboards ng Luzon at Visayas,” he said.