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Storm ‘Huaning’ exits PH as new typhoon nears

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Storm ‘Huaning’ exits PH as new typhoon nears

/ 07:00 AM August 01, 2017

Tropical Storm “Huaning” (international name: “Haitang”) exited the Philippine area of responsibility Monday morning, but the weather bureau is still watching the Northern Luzon coasts FOR another typhoon nearing the country.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Huaning was last spotted 525 kilometers northwest of Basco, Batanes and all storm warnings have been lifted.

“[But] sea travel remains risky over the seaboards of northern Luzon and the western seaboard of central Luzon,” Pagasa said.

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A gale warning was hoisted over these areas on Monday because southwesterly winds may enhance the storm and cause rough coastal waters.

Aside from Huaning, state weather forecaster Gener Quitlong said Pagasa was also watching typhoon “Noru,” which was last spotted 1,975 kilometers east of Basco, outside the PAR.

Quitlong said the typhoon may approach PAR borders but was expected to move away over the next few days.

Meanwhile, tropical cyclone “Gorio” (international name: “Nesat”), which preceded Huaning, is still at northwest of Basco but was forecasted to disintegrate in the next few days, Quitlong said. —Jaymee T. Gamil

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