PAGASA: Tropical depression ‘Henry’ enters Philippines

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) — The state weather bureau reported that the low pressure area that had entered the Philippines is now a tropical depression.

In a weather bulletin released 11 p.m. Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that tropical depression “Henry” is estimated to be in the Batanes area.

PAGASA declared Batanes to be under storm cycle signal #1. The bureau advised residents to continue monitoring the weather and to coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices.

“Henry” has maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) and a gustiness of 65 kph. It is moving westward towards the Cagayan region.

Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon or Habagat, will continue to bring monsoon rains over Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro, Palawan and Western Visayas.

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms are expected over Metro Manila, the rest of Central Luzon, CALABARZON, Marinduque and Romblon.