‘Habagat,’ trough of 'Gardo' to bring rains across Luzon

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

August 31, 2022, 7:11 pm

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MANILA — Many areas in Luzon will experience rains caused by the trough of Tropical Depression (TD) Gardo and the southwest monsoon or habagat, the weather bureau said Wednesday afternoon.
Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Bicol Region, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the provinces of Batanes, Zambales and Bataan.
Flash floods or landslides are likely due to moderate to at times heavy rains, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
The rest of the country will experience isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms. 
Light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas will continue to prevail across the archipelago as "Gardo" is not expected to directly affect the sea conditions over the coastal waters.
"Gardo" was last tracked 1,080 kilometers east of extreme Northern Luzon.
The TD packs maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center, and gustiness of up to 70 kph. It is forecast to degenerate into a remnant low either by Wednesday night or Thursday.
Meanwhile, Super Typhoon Hinnamnor may possibly enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday night, and will be given the local name, "Henry".
Light to moderate, with at times heavy rains associated with the outermost rainbands, this tropical cyclone may affect extreme Northern Luzon beginning late Thursday or Friday.
It may also enhance the southwest monsoon and bring rains over the western section of Luzon beginning on Friday, PAGASA said. (PNA)