“Henry”—moving west at 25 kilometers per hour—is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday.
PAGASA
Storm signals in 3 provinces lifted as ‘Henry’ moves to exit PAR
(philstar.com) - July 17, 2018 - 10:24am

MANILA, Philippines — State weather bureau PAGASA has lifted tropical cyclone warning signals over three provinces Tuesday morning as Tropical Depression Henry continues to move away from the country.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal Number 1 has been lifted over Batanes and the northern parts of Cagayan and Apayao, PAGASA said in its 8 a.m. bulletin.

Only the Babuyan Group of Islands and northern portion of Ilocos Norte are under tropical cyclone warning signal number 1.

“Henry”—moving west at 25 kilometers per hour—is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility Tuesday.

The tropical depression was last seen 230 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan. It packs maximum winds of up to 60 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 75 kilometers per hour.

Monsoon rains will prevail over Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Cavte, Batangas, Mindoro provinces, Palawan and Western Visayas. Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm, on the other hand, will affect the rest of the country.

Classes were suspended on Tuesday in some areas because of monsoon rains enhanced by Tropical Depression Henry.

READWalang pasok: Class suspensions for July 17

PAGASA is also monitoring a low pressure area 780 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon, which may develop into a tropical depression in the next 48 hours.

Forecast positions

  • Wednesday morning: 1,025 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan
  • Thursday morning: 1,710 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan

PAGASA WEATHER UPDATES
As It Happens
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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