Tropical Depression ” MARING ” has maintained its strength as it moves in an Eastward direction for the past six hours.
Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 15 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.
“MARING” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over the western section of Luzon.
Fishermen specially those using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, and over the seaboard of Cavite, Mindoro Occidental, and over the western coast of Batangas due to the possible big waves generated by the enhance Southwest Monsoon.
The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today.
Southwest Monsoon affecting the whole country. Meanwhile, At 4:00 p.m. today, Tropical Storm “MARING” (TRAMI) was estimated based on all available data at 560 km East of Itbayat, Batanes (20.7°N, 127.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 80 kph. It is forecast to move East Northeast at 7 kph.
Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, CALABARZON and the provinces of Benguet, Zambales, Bataan and Occidental Mindoro will experience Monsoon Rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Mindanao, Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Visayas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.