By Marisol Bo-oc | 07:36 PM September 01, 2022
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Thursday raised Tropical Wind Signal No. 1 over Batanes and Babuyan Islands due to Super Typhoon Henry (international name: Hinnamnor).
Batanes and Babuyan Islands will experience strong winds prevailing or expected within the next 36 hours, causing minimal threat to life and property. The areas will also experience moderate to heavy rains on Friday.
Henry, which was last seen 400 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat in Batanes, weakened slightly. It now has peak winds of 185 kph near the center and gusts of up to 230 kph.
‘Henry’ is forecast to decelerate south southwestward this afternoon as it may become almost stationary by Thursday evening or Friday early morning.
It may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.