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2014 Typhoon Season: Bagyong Henry now in Taiwan area; New weather system to enter PAR in the next few days

22 Jul

Bagyong Henry (International Code: Matmo) is now on its way to Taiwan and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility.  As of the latest PAGASA update issued 5 p.m. July 22, 2014, the typhoon still packs 130 kph winds near the center with gustiness reaching up to 160 kph. Typhoon Henry will be out of the P.A.R. by tomorrow morning.

Bagyong Henry Storm Track from (http://www.jma.go.jp)

Bagyong Henry will make landfall in Taiwan.  The category I Tropical Cyclone did not make landfall in the Philippines. It is expected to cross Taiwan at around midnight and will go to mainland China before dissipating.

Another weather disturbance is set to enter the PAR.  It is highly likely to develop into a tropical depression within 24 to 48 hours. If it becomes a tropical depression, it will be named Inday in the Philippines.

Weather outlook:  The Philippines especially Luzon including Metro Manila will experience an enhanced surge of the Habagat or Southwest Moonsoon. The Habagat will bring strong winds accompanied by moderate to heavy rains.  Residents in hazard-prone areas are advised to take precautions.

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