(UPDATE) Super Typhoon Hinnamnor ented the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Wednesday afternoon and was given a local name Henry, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
Henry entered PAR at 5:30 p.m. and could merge with Tropical Depression Gardo. The storms could enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat which will bring rains in Luzon's western coast by the end of the week, but they are unlikely to make landfall, according to PAGASA.
Tropical cyclone warning signals might be raised in Batanes or Babuyan Islands, where Henry is expected to dump rains. Its international name Hinnamnor, contributed by Laos, is a name referring to its national protected area.
Gardo, the seventh storm of 2022, was spotted 1,080 kilometers east of Extreme Northern Luzon at 4 p.m. packing winds of 55 kph with 70 kph gusts, moving northward where it could interact with Hinnamnor and become its trough or extension, said PAGASA.
In 24 hours, Luzon will have cloudy skies with possible isolated rainshowers due to localized thunderstorms. Generally fair weather with possible thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening is expected in Visayas and Mindanao.