#HenryPH: Batanes under Signal No 2
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MANILA, Philippines – Public Storm Warning Signal No 2 has been raised over the Batanes Group of Islands. Cagayan, including the Babuyan and Calayan Islands, remains under Signal No 1.
This was state weather bureau PAGASA's July 21, 5 pm update on Typhoon Henry (international name Matmo).
Batanes can expect winds with speeds of 61 to 100 kilometers per hour (kph) in the next 24 hours.
Cagayan may experience winds with speeds of 30 to 60 kph in at least 36 hours.
Moderate to heavy rain (7.5 to 15 millimeters) may fall within the 500-kilometer diamter of the typhoon, said PAGASA.
Henry is expected to enhance the southwest monsoon, thus bringing moderate to heavy rains in Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol region and Western Visayas – some of which have barely recovered from Typhoon Glenda (international name Rammasun).
Residents in all areas affected by Henry and the southwest monsoon should be on alert for landslides and flashfloods.
Fisherfolk or those traveling by sea in small seacrafts should not go out to sea in the eastern, southern and western seaboards of Luzon and in all seaboards in Visayas.
Henry has picked up its pace as it nears extreme Northern Luzon. The typhoon is now moving northwest at 24 kilometers per hour (kph), said PAGASA.
Henry, spotted at 4 pm 420 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, is expected to be 180 km north of Basco, Batanes on Tuesday afternoon. It should be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday afternoon.
The next weather bulletin on Typhoon Henry will be issued by PAGASA at 11 pm. – Rappler.com