Tropical storm “Henry” not likely to make landfall in PH

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The projected path of tropical storm "Henry" (Credits:

Another weather disturbance is threatening the Philippines just a few days after typhoon “Glenda” battered provinces in Bicol and Southern Tagalog regions as well as Metro Manila.

Tropical storm “Henry,” international code name: “Matmo,” has been spotted 965 kilometers east-northeast of Siargao Islands  in the extreme northeast of Mindanao as of Friday morning (Philippine time).

(The information below is derived from

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The projected path of tropical storm “Henry” (Credits:

“Henry” currently carries maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers/hour (kph.) and gustiness of up to 85 kph. It is north-northwest toward the Philippine Sea at a speed of 7 kph.

Going by current projections, might not make a landfall in any part of Philippine soil.

According to the forecast, “Henry” will be nearest to the Philippines on the morning of July 21 when it will be 820 kilometers east-southeast of Sta. Ana, Cagayan in northern Luzon.

Public storm warning signals may be issued within the next 72 hours for provinces in northern and eastern Luzon.

At this point, it must be noted that tropical cyclones usually change directions very rapidly. Hence, it will be prudent to monitor the weather alerts to be issued within the next few days.

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Mark Madrona is a prize-winning blogger, online journalist, and educator from the Philippines. Previously a book editor, he is now teaching communication subjects for two public universities in Manila. His blog The Filipino Scribe won 3rd place in a blog competition organized by the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability in East Asia and the Pacific (ANSA-EAP). In 2015, it was one of the finalists in the 2015 Lasallian Scholarum Awards for Best Online Feature Article in Youth and Education. He also won the Best Blog Award during the 2011 Population and Development Media Awards, the youngest recipient of that recognition. Know more about him here:

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