At 10:00 a.m., Typhoon #GardoPH was spotted at 1,165 km east of Basco, Batanes. It has maximum sustained winds of 200 kph and gustiness of up to 245 kph while moving west-northwest at 30 kph.
In a press briefing, PAGASA states that although #GardoPH is not expected to hit the Philippine landmass and will not directly affect the country, it may enhance the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habat), bringing monsoon rains oin MIMAROPA and Western Visayas. Meanwhile, occasional rains will prevail in Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Bicol Region, Zambales, Bataan and Aurora until Tuesday. Residents in low-lying and mountainous areas are alerted against possible flash floods and landslides. Sea travel is risky inthe northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon.
PAGASA also advised the general public to verify weather updates disseminated through social media.
Meanwhile, due to the anticipated bad weather, classes in different parts of Luzon were suspended today.