MANILA -- Moderate to heavy rains will continue in some parts of Luzon on Thursday as typhoon Hanna (Lekima) continues to intensify and strengthen the southwest monsoon.
In its 5 a.m. severe weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Hanna moves northwest at 15 kilometers per hour and on its way to Ryukyu Islands in Japan.
It is packing maximum winds of 175 kms. near the center and gustiness of up to 215 kph.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 is hoisted over Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands.
Meanwhile, Hanna and the low pressure area spotted 270 kilometers west of Dagupan City is strengthening the southwest monsoon or habagat.
Hanna is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Friday morning, PAGASA said.
Babuyan Islands and Batanes, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Cagayan Valley will be rainy with gusty winds caused by typhoon Hanna. Mimaropa, Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, and Batangas will also have rains caused by the southwest monsoon.
Metro Manila, Western Visayas, Eastern Visayas, Mindanao and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms also due to the southwest monsoon.
PAGASA warned residents at risk of landslides and floods to take precautionary measures, coordinate with their respective local government units, and monitor for updates.
Temperature in Metro Manila ranges from 26-29 degrees Celsius; Tuguegarao City 25-30 degrees Celsius; Baguio City 16-20 degrees Celsius; Metro Cebu 27-32 degrees Celsius; Metro Davao 27-33 degrees Celsius. (PNA)