Typhoon Henry is moving towards Taiwan at a very fast speed of 28 kph. The typhoon has maintained its strength with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness reaching up to 160 kph. As of 5 p.m., Henry was tracked at 420 km East of Aparri, Cagayan. PAGASA has upgraded its storm signal warnings in Batanes group of islands to Signal No. 2. The province of Cagayan including Babuyan Island and the Calayan group of islands are still under public storm signal No.1.
Bagyong Henry will continue to enhance the Southwest Moonsoon or Habagat bringing rains all over the country. Sea travel using small seacraft in the Eastern seaboard of the country is not advisable. Residents of landslide-prone and flood-prone areas are advised to take necessary precautions as occasional rains are expected throughout the day specially in Southern Luzon and the Visayas region.
Another low pressure system is developing near Guam and it has a 30-50% chance to develop into a tropical depression in the next 24 hours.