TS 'Isang' passes through Batanes

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Photo from PAGASA (5:30 a.m.)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 22) — Tropical Storm 'Isang' continues to move westward after it passed through the Batanes area, the state weather bureau said in its 5 a.m. advisory, Tuesday.

'Isang' (international name: Hato) was at 60 km west northwest of Basco, Batanes as of 4 a.m., according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

It's moving westward at 20 kilometers per hour (kph), with maximum sustained winds of 80 kph near the center, and gustiness of 97 kph.

Signal no. 2 is still up in Batanes, while signal no. 1 is up in Northern Cagayan including the Babuyan group of Islands, Apayao, and Ilocos Norte.

PAGASA said 'Isang' will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat), which brings light to heavy rains over some parts of Luzon and the Visayas.

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The state weather bureau warned residents to be alert against possible landslides and flashfloods.