SIGNAL No. 1 is up over extreme northern and Northern Luzon as tropical storm “Huaning” (international name: Haitang) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday, the state-run weather bureau said.
The tropical cyclone warning signal (TCWS) was raised over Batanes, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, and Cagayan and Babuyan Group of Islands, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Pagasa said the center of “Huaning” was spotted at 250 kilometers west of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of up to 75 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.
Huaning will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, bringing moderate to heavy rains over the western section of Northern and Central Luzon, said Pagasa.
The agency also said the disaster risk reduction and management councils in Cordillera have been placed under red alert due to the tropical storm.