MANILA, Philippines – Super Typhoon ‘Henry’ (international name: Hinnamnor) weakened as it meanders over the Philippine Sea east of Batanes, state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 am update on Friday, September 2, 2022.
Now at typhoon category, the center of the eye of ‘Henry’ was estimated based on all available data at 395 km East of Itbayat, Batanes as of 4:00 am today.
|Satellite image of Typhoon ‘Henry’ as of 4:50 am, September 2, 2022. Photo courtesy of PAGASA.|
‘Bagyong Henry’ has maximum sustained winds of 175 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 215 km/h, and central pressure of 930 hPa. It’s movement is almost stationary.
Strong to typhoon-force winds may extend outwards up to 560 km from the center.
TROPICAL CYCLONE WIND SIGNALS (TCWS) IN EFFECT
TCWS No.1 (Strong winds prevailing or expected within 36 hours)
- Babuyan Islands
- the northeastern portion of mainland Cagayan (Santa Ana)
Potential impacts of winds: Minimal to minor threat to life and property.
TRACK AND INTENSITY OUTLOOK
Typhoon ‘Henry’ is forecast to remain almost stationary this morning before tracking slowly northwestward later in the afternoon.
On the forecast track, ‘Henry’ will eventually accelerate northward tomorrow and exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on tomorrow evening or Sunday morning.
This typhoon is forecast to weaken while in its quasi-stationary phase. A short period of intensification may also take place outside the PAR region by Sunday as ‘Henry’ tracks northward over the East China Sea.
HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND AREAS
Today: Moderate to heavy rains with at times intense likely over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, and Abra. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains possible over Cagayan and the rest of Ilocos Region and Cordillera Administrative Region.
Tomorrow: Moderate to heavy rains possible over Batanes. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains possible over Babuyan Islands.
Under these conditions, isolated to scattered flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are possible especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps, and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall.
This tropical cyclone is also forecast to enhance the Southwest Monsoon which may bring rains over the western section of Luzon beginning tomorrow. As such, the issuance of Weather Advisory for Southwest Monsoon is likely.
Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale strength) will be experienced within any of the areas where Wind Signal no. 1 is currently in effect. The potential for hoisting a Wind Signal No. 2 is also not ruled out.
HAZARDS AFFECTING COASTAL WATERS
Under the influence of ‘Bagyong Henry’, a Gale Warning is in effect for the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon.
In the next 24 hours, the typhoon may bring moderate to rough seas over the eastern seaboards of Central Luzon and Southern Luzon (1.2 to 3.0 m).
These conditions may be risky for those using small seacrafts. Mariners are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions.
‘Henry’ is the Philippines’ eighth tropical cyclone for 2022.
On average, there are 20 tropical cyclones that could form or enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility each year. Only half of those are projected to make landfall.
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