(UPDATE) A low pressure area east of extreme Northern Luzon intensified into a storm Tuesday afternoon and was named Gardo, PAGASA said as it monitors a super typhoon over the Pacific Ocean.
Gardo developed into a tropical depression at 2 p.m. and was located at 1,195 km east of extreme northern Luzon at 3 p.m., PAGASA said. If it remains a tropical cyclone until Wednesday night, super typhoon Hinnamnor is likely to join it inside PAR, bringing rains in northern Luzon.
Hinnamnor will be given the name Henry once it enters the country. It is unlikely to hit land in the Philippines but will trudge slowly over the northern Philippine Sea towards the weekend as it heads to southern Japan.
At 5 p.m. Tuesday, Hinnamnor was spotted 1,485 kilometers east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 185 kph with 230 kph gusts.
Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers are expected in Aurora, Calabarzon and Camarines Norte, while there will be cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms in Metro Manila and the rest of the country for the rest of the day, PAGASA said.