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HANNA. Satellite image of Typhoon Hanna (Haikui) as of September 2, 2023, 5 am.
As of early Saturday, September 2, Typhoon Hanna (Haikui) is located 520 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes
MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Hanna (Haikui) is still not expected to make landfall in the Philippines, but its track has shifted southward so it is now seen to affect Batanes.
Batanes was placed under Signal No. 1 at 5 am on Saturday, September 2. This gives the province lead time of 36 hours to prepare for strong winds from Hanna.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) also warned in its 5 am bulletin on Saturday that Batanes will have moderate to heavy rain on Sunday, September 3.
Hanna was located 520 kilometers east northeast of Itbayat, Batanes, early Saturday. It is still moving west, but at a slower pace of 10 kilometers per hour from the previous 15 km/h.
The typhoon continues to have maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h and gustiness of up to 150 km/h. It could gradually intensify during the weekend.
Since Hanna slowed down, it is now projected to make landfall along the east coast of southern Taiwan between late Sunday and early Monday, September 4. Taiwan is within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
As Hanna crosses Taiwan’s rugged terrain, there may be “considerable weakening,” PAGASA said.
The tropical cyclone could exit PAR and emerge over the Tai