Typhoon Gardo (Maria) PAGASA weather update July 10, 2018


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MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Gardo (international name: Maria) has slightly weakened but it continued to enhance the southwest monsoon (Habagat), state weather bureau PAGASA announced in a press briefing on Tuesday morning, July 10, 2018.

HIMAWARI-8 INFRARED satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.
HIMAWARI-8 INFRARED satellite image courtesy of DOST-PAGASA.

'Bagyong Gardo' now has maximum winds of 170 kilometers per hour (km/h) and gustiness of up to 210 km/h.

The weather disturbance is spotted at 760 kilometers east northeast of Basco, Batanes, and moving west northwest at 30 km/h.

PAGASA did not raise any warning signal and said that Gardo is not expected to make landfall in the country.

The Southwest Monsoon is affecting Metro Manila, Luzon and Visayas.

FORECAST WEATHER CONDITIONS
Place Weather Condition Caused by Impacts
Metro Manila, Palawan, Mindoro, Romblon, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas and Bataan Monsoon rains Southwest Monsoon Possible flash floods or landslides due to light to moderate to at times heavy rains
The rest of Luzon and Western Visayas Cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms Southwest Monsoon Possible flash floods or landslides due to light to moderate to at times heavy rains
The rest of the country Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers Localized thunderstorms Possible flash floods or landslides due to light to moderate to at times heavy rains

Meanwhile, strong to gale force winds is expected to affect the following seaboards:

EABOARD WEATHER WIND FORCE (KPH / KNOTS) SEA CONDITION WAVE HEIGHT (meters)
THE NORTHERN AND EASTERN SEABOARD OF NORTHERN LUZON (Batanes, Babuyan Group of Islands, Cagayan and Isabela) Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms 45 - 63 / 24 - 34 Rough to very rough 2.8 - 4.5

Several areas have suspended classes for today due to the monsoon rains. (READ: #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Tuesday, Tuesday, July 10, 2018).

The weather central added that Gardo, the 7th tropical cyclone for 2018, is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) between Tuesday evening (July 10) and Wednesday early morning (11 July).

— The Summit Express


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