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    Super Typhoon 'Hinnamnor' enters PAR, now named 'Henry'

    MANILA, Philippines – Super Typhoon 'Hinnamnor' entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) today and was given the domestic name 'Henry', state weather bureau PAGASA announced in its 5:00 pm update on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

    The super typhoon was last spotted 870 kilometers northeast of extreme Northern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 195 kilometers per hour (kph) with gustiness of up to 240 kph.

    Super Typhoon 'Hinnamnor' enters PAR, now named 'Henry'
    Tropical Depression Gardo and Super Typhoon Henry continue to circulate near the Philippine landmass on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. Photo Credit: PAGASA

    PAGASA said 'Henry' is expected to interact with Tropical Depression 'Gardo', which is moving northward east of extreme northern Luzon.

    SEE ALSO: Super Typhoon 'Henry' PAGASA weather update September 1, 2022

    'Gardo' is forecast to weaken and become a remnant low-pressure area (LPA) by Wednesday night or Thursday morning as the super typhoon begins to assimilate its circulation.

    The merging of two weather disturbances may enhance the southwest monsoon that will trigger heavy rains over Luzon this week.

    No tropical cyclone wind signals have been raised in any part of the country due to 'Gardo'. But for 'Henry', PAGASA warned of possible raising of Signal No. 3 by Wednesday evening or Thursday morning as it moves closer to extreme northern Luzon.

    The weather central added that 'Henry' is unlikely to make landfall.

    Meanwhile, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) said they are now preparing for the possible effects of Tropical Depression Gardo and Typhoon 'Henry'.

    TROPICAL CYCLONES

    'Henry' is the Philippines’ eighth tropical cyclone for 2022.

    On average, there are 20 tropical cyclones that could form or enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility each year. Only half of those are projected to make landfall.

    — The Summit Express

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