Typhoon Gardo maintains its strength as it continues to move from the Western Pacific Ocean heading north of Luzon hitting parts of Taiwan then predictably China. Typhoon Gardo is the local term used by the Philippines to call they natural calamity. They typhoon is internationally called as Typhoon Maria, but each country can give a local term to the typhoon.
Hitting North of Luzon
The Typhoon Gardo (Maria) is currently in the borders of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR). The typhoon will induce the Southwest Monsoon or” Habagat” Rains although out Western Section of Luzon, MiMaRoPa, and NCR from Tuesday to Wednesday. Other parts of the country such as the Visayas and some parts of Mindanao will experience from mild to strong rains.
Around 3 am, Typhoon Gardo was 760 kilometers northeast of Basco, Batanes traveling in about 170 kilometers per hour wind speed and 210 kilometers per hour gust. In a weather prediction, Typhoon Gardo (Maria) will reach the lands of China by 2 pm tomorrow Wednesday.
Typhoon Gardo Showers Negros Oriental
While some parts of the country such as Ilocos Norte are submerged in knee-deep floods, Negros Oriental experience a quick rain followed by a consistent drizzle of rain. Even though Negros Oriental does not suffer heavy rains, the continues drizzling slowly affects the rice and sugar cane fields in the mountainous areas.
In Romblon, students were forced to walk through flooded water to reach their classrooms. Other parts of the country like Binangonan, Rizal will experience heavy rain by afternoon today.