MANILA, Philippines – Batanes was placed under signal number 2 due to Tropical Storm Isang (Hato) before dawn on Monday, August 21, while the Babuyan Group of Islands is still under signal number 1.
In a bulletin issued 5 am on Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Isang is already 330 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes, moving west northwest at 17 kilometers per hour (km/h).
The tropical storm still has maximum winds of 65 km/h and gustiness of up to 80 km/h.
Isang will be closest to Batanes late Monday evening or early Tuesday morning, August 22. The tropical storm might make landfall in the Batanes area.