Super Typhoon ‘Gardo’ exits PH area of responsibility

Maria Romero
PUBLISHED July 9, 2018 10:09 am | UPDATED July 11, 2018 09:52 am
Typhoon Gardo satellite image. Photo from PAGASA.

(Inside Manila) Ready your rainy season gears because an inclement weather is ahead of you!

Super typhoon Gardo, with international name Maria, has entered Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) as per Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather bulletin on July 9.

As of 4:00 a.m., the eye of the typhoon was located at 1,325 km East of Basco, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of up to 200 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 245 kph moving West Northwest at 30 kph.

At 10 a.m., the storm eye has already moved to 1,165 km East of Basco, Batanes. Gardo is expeted to exit PAR on Wednesday morning, July 11. 

Gardo, unlikely to hit land, is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Habagat) which will dump monsoon rains in MIMAROPA and western Visayas regions and ocassional rains over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Zambales, Bataan, and Aurora until Tuesday, July 10.

On July 11, monsoon rains may affect most of Luzon especially the western section.

Residents in the affected areas, especially those in the low-lying and mountainous areas, are recommended to take pre-cautionary measures to assure safety against potential floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. Travelling by sea at the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon is also risky.

There are no tropical cyclone warning signals announced as of 11 a.m. But Office of the Civil Defense assured that pre-emptive measures are in place to mitigate the typhoon's possible effects.

Gardo exits PH

On Tuesday night, Gardo exited PAR. It was last seen at 650 kilometers north of extreme Northern Luzon. 

But a rainy Wednesday will be experienced in Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro, Palawan, Romblon, and Western Visayas despite the typhoon's exit as per PAGASA advisory.

Occasional rains, meanwhile, may be expected to dump in Metro Manila, Bicol Region, Zamboanga Peninsula, ARMM, Pangasinan, Marinduque, and  the rest of Central Luzon and Calabarzon.

Please refresh this page for the latest updates about Super Typhoon Gardo as this is a developing story.



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