2014 Typhoon Season: Henry Intensifies; Still not expected to make landfall in the Philippines

19 Jul

Bagyong Henry (International Code: Matmo) has intensified while trudging along the Philippine sea.  The weather disturbance now packs maximum sustained winds of 95 kph with gustiness reaching up to 120 kph. PAGASA tracked Tropical Storm Henry at the North Philippines Sea, 560 km East of Guiuan, Eastern Samar as of its 11 am update Saturday July 19, 2014.  Henry is currently moving at a slow pace of 9 kph in a NNW direction.

Active weather systems in the PAR

Based in the current storm track projections, Henry will further intensify and will become a full-fledged typhoon in the next couple of days. The weather system is moving very slow making it gain more strength as it spends more time in the sea. There is a good chance for Henry to become a super typhoon like what happened to Glenda when it made its landfall in China.

The PAGASA has not issued any storm warning signals yet but smaller sea vessels are advised to avoid venturing out to the ocean especially those in the eastern seaboard of the country. The whole country is expected to experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in the coming days due to Henry and its Trough. People living in flood-prone and landslide-prone areas are advised to take necessary precautions and prepare for possible evacuation.




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