• ‘Maring’ to dump rains in Luzon


    Most parts of Luzon including Metro Manila will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers in the next 24 hours due to southwest monsoon (hanging habagat) enhanced by tropical depression “Maring”, the weather bureau said on Saturday.

    Weather Forecaster Fernando Cada said “Maring” was located at 325 km East of Itbayat, Batanes with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center yesterday afternoon.

    It is forecast to move east southeast at 11 kph. With its slow movement, Cada said that it is expected to be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Monday or Tuesday heading towards southern Japan.

    “Maring” is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country but it will intensify into a tropical storm.

    Cada said Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon), Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) regions, and Metro Manila will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

    The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

    “Fishermen and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves,” the weather bureau said.

    PAGASA also said that moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.



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