Signal No. 1 still up as Typhoon Hanna nears exit from PAR

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 3) — Signal No. 1 is hoisted in Batanes and the northern portion of Babuyan Islands as Typhoon Hanna prepares to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the state weather bureau said Sunday evening.

In its 11 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Hanna has emerged over the Taiwan Strait and is about to exit the country’s weather monitoring area.

The typhoon earlier hit land over Taitung County, Taiwan but the southwest monsoon, or habagat, will continue to bring rains over western portions of Luzon and Antique in the next three days, the state weather bureau said Sunday.

Gusty conditions due to the enhanced southwest monsoon are likely over Batanes, Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Nueva Vizcaya, southern Aurora, Zambales, Bataan, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, Marinduque, northern Palawan including Calamian, Kalayaan, and Cuyo Islands, and most of Cabarzon, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas.

Hanna was last spotted 270 kilometers northwest of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

It was moving westward at 25 kph and is expected to leave PAR early Monday morning.