Typhoon Henry out of PAR by Wednesday morning
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MANILA, Philippines – (UPDATED) Typhoon Henry (international codename Matmo) has slightly weakened as it moves toward Taiwan, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
As of 10 pm Tuesday, July 22, the eye of the typhoon was located at 260 km north of Basco, Batanes.
Henry is moving northwestward at 24 km per hour, with an estimated rainfall amount of 7.5-15 mm per hour (moderate to heavy) within its 500 km diameter.
It has maximum sustained winds of 130 km per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 km per hour.
Henry is expected to be at 680 km northwest of Basco, Batanes and outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday morning, July 23.
Public storm warning signal (PSWS) number 1 is in effect over Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands. All other PSWS are now lowered.
The typhoon will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains over Ilocos Region, CAR, and the provinces of Zambales and Bataan. The rest of Luzon and Western Visayas will experience monsoon rains.
PAGASA said these areas must be alert against possible flashfloods and landslides, while fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon and Western Visayas.
A low pressure area was also spotted outside PAR at 1300 km east of Visayas.
The next bulletin on Henry will be issued at 5 am Wednesday, July 23. – Rappler.com