At 3:00 a.m., a new Tropical Depression was spotted at 2,300 kilometers east of Visayas with maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kilometers per hour (kph )and gustiness of up to 65 kph moving north-northwest at 10 kph. According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Cris Perez, it will be named #GardoPH when it enters the Philippine boundary over the weekend.
This weather disturbance is not expected to hit the landmass but may trigger the Southwest Monsoon (Hanging Habagat), bringing occasional heavy rains in the western section of the county.
Meanwhile, with the prevailing presence of the Southwest Monsoon, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms prevail in Palawan, Mindoro and Western Visayas. Generally fair weather can be expected in the whole archipelago, including Metro Manila. Residents are still advised to be alert for chances of localized thunderstorms in the afternoon or evening.
No gale warning was issued today.