Stranded commuters wait for public transport following intermittent rain in Batasan, Quezon City on July 16, 2018. PAGASA on its 8 p.m. severe weather bulletin on Monday, July 16, 2018, said "Henry" is threatening the northern area of Cagayan. It raised Signal No. 1 over the northern portion of Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands.
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Tropical Depression Henry 'threatening' northern Cagayan area, PAGASA says
(Philstar.com) - July 12, 2018 - 8:46pm

MANILA, Philippines — State weather bureau PAGASA says Tropical Depression Henry is now threatening the northern Cagayan area as it maintained strength.

"Henry" packs maximum sustained winds of 60 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 75 kph.

It is moving west at 30kph.

PAGASA raised Signal No. 1 over Batanes, the northern portion of Cagayan including Babuyan Group of Islands, the northern portion of Apayao and the northern portion of Ilocos Norte.

The state weather bureau warned that occasional rains with gusty winds are expected over areas under Signal No. 1.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon or "habagat" will continue to bring monsoon rains over Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro Provinces, Palawan and Western Visayas, and scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms over the rest of the county. 

"Residents of these areas, especially those living in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to continue monitoring for updates, coordinate with their local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and take appropriate actions against possible flooding and landslides," PAGASA said.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacraft are also advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under Signal No. 1 and the western seaboard of Luzon due to moderate to rough seas.

Another LPA being monitored

PAGASA is also monitoring another low pressure area which was estimated to be at 945 km east of Infanta, Quezon as of 7 p.m. Monday.

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LATEST UPDATE: July 17, 2018 - 11:28am

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 has been raised over the following areas because of Tropical Depression Henry:

  • Batanes
  • Northern portion of Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Northern portion of Apayao
  • Northern portion of Ilocos Norte

"Henry" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility as a low-pressure area on Sunday. PAGASA said then that it would have no direct effect on the country nor was it expected to make landfall..  

July 17, 2018 - 11:28am

“Henry” has strengthened into a tropical storm and is now outside the Philippine area of responsibility, state weather bureau, PAGASA says.

PAGASA has lifted all tropical cyclone warning signals as “Henry” leaves the Philippine territory Tuesday morning.

July 17, 2018 - 10:11am

State weather bureau PAGASA lifts Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal number 1 over Batanes and the northern parts of Cagayan and Apayao Tuesday morning as Tropical Depression Henry continues to move westward.

Only the Babuyan Group of Islands and northern portion of Ilocos Norte are under Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal number 1.

"Henry" was last seen 230 km west of Calayan, Cagayan.

July 17, 2018 - 9:53am

Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, acting chief justice, has suspended work for Supreme Court personnel from noon on Tuesday.

Presiding justices and executive judges of other courts have the discretion to call off work "considering their specific circumstances."


Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada has likewise announced the suspension of work at Manila City Hall because of rains and flooding.

Work at the Senate was suspended earlier Tuesday morning by Sen. Gregorio Honasan II, Senate OIC.

July 17, 2018 - 9:08am

The Metro Manila Development Authority issued flood alerts on Tuesday morning due to rains brought by tropical depression Henry.

Here's a list of flooded areas in Metro Manila as announced by the MMDA:

  • Quirino Guazon (as of 6:52 a.m. - gutter deep, passable to all types of vehicle)
  • EDSA Ortigas POEA southbound (as of 7 a.m. - gutter deep, passable to all types of vehicle)
  • Roxas Blvd Kalaw southbound (as of 6:52 a.m. - half tire, not passable to light vehicle)
  • Ortigas La Salle gate 6 (as of 7:15 a.m. - gutter deep, passable to all types of vehicle)
  • EDSA Taft MRT northbound (as of 7:28 a.m. - gutter deep, passable to all types of vehicle)
  • Commo, Doñacarmen (as of 6:52 a.m. - half tire, not passable to light vehicle)
  • EDSA Aurora tunnel northbound/southbound (as of 8:30 a.m. - gutter deep, passable to all types of vehicle)
July 17, 2018 - 7:07am

According to the PAGASA Severe Weather Bulletin issued early Tuesday morning, "Henry" was 95 km west of Calayan, Cagayan and moving west northwest at 20 kph.
The tropical depression has maximum sustained winds of 60 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 75 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 is still hoisted over the following areas:

  • Batanes
  • Northern portion of Cagayan, including Babuyan Group of Islands
  • Northern portion of Apayao
  • Northern portion of Ilocos Norte
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