Hanna leaves PAR; Batanes wind signal lifted, but habagat persists – Pagasa
UPDATED at 12:20 p.m., September 4, 2023, to reflect the final cyclone bulletin that removed the wind signal over Batanes
MANILA, Philippines — Typhoon Hanna (international name: Haikui) has exited the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) but will still enhance the southwest monsoon, the state weather agency said Monday.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration’s (Pagasa) advisory posted at 8:43 a.m. on Facebook, Hanna left PAR at 8 a.m. In its final cyclone bulletin issued at 11 a.m., September 4, Pagasa lifted the wind signal raised over Batanes.
TROPICAL CYCLONE UPDATE:At 8:00 AM today, Typhoon #Hanna exits the Philippine Area of Responsibility. Final Tropical Cyclone Bulletin will be issued at 11:00 AM later.DOST-PAGASA
Posted by Dost_pagasa on Sunday, September 3, 2023
Hanna made its second landfall in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City at 4 a.m. on Monday. Pagasa said in its 11 a.m. update that the typhoon was already 360 kilometers northwest of Itbayat, Batanes, packing maximum sustained winds of 120 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center with gusts of up to 165 kph. It was moving north-northwestward at 15 kph.
Pagasa added the Hanna-enhanced southwest monsoon, locally called habagat, might bring rains and windy conditions to many parts of the Philippines, especially over the western portion of Luzon, until Wednesday, September 6.
Hanna may weaken into a severe tropical storm “due to prolonged interaction with the rugged terrain of Taiwan” and may become “remnant low” by late Wednesday or Thursday while it moves further inside China, it added.
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