Typhoon Henry news update: July 21, 2014

Typhoon Henry news (Bagyong Henry) updates for Monday, July 21, 2014 based on PAGASA's weather forecast are provided on this page.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the state weather bureau said the tropical cyclone has accelerated as it continues to move towards Extreme Northern Luzon.

At 4 p.m., the eye of Typhoon Henry was spotted at 420 kilometers East of Aparri, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 130 kilometers per hour near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph.

It is forecast to move Northwest at 24 kph.

Bagyong Henry, the weather bureau said, is expected to be at 180 km North of Basco, Batanes by tomorrow afternoon and at 580 km North Northwest of Basco, Batanes or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Wednesday afternoon.

Typhoon Henry July 21 2014

Public storm warning signal number 2 (winds of 61-100 kph is expected in at least 24 hrs) has been raised over Batanes Group of Islands.

Signal No. 1 (winds of 30-60 kph is expected in at least 36 hours) is up over Cagayan including Babuyan and Calayan Group of Islands.

State forecasters said the estimated rainfall amount is from 7.5 to 15 millimeters per hour (moderate to heavy) within the 500-km diameter of Typhoon Henry.

Henry and the southwest monsoon (Habagat) are expected to bring moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms over Cagayan Valley, CALABARSON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas. Residents in these areas are advised to be alert against possible flashfloods and landslides, PAGASA stated.

Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the eastern,southern and western seaboards of Luzon and the seaboards of Visayas, PAGASA added. The public and the disaster risk reduction and management council in affected areas are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin and Typhoon Henry news updates.