• Typhoon weakens, will not affect PH

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    Typhoon “Marilyn” (international name In-fa) has weakened and slowed down and may no longer affect the country, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said on Monday.

    The typhoon spotted east of Samar entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Sunday afternoon.

    As of 4 p.m. on Monday, the eye of he typhoon was at 1,000 km East of Casiguran, Aurora.
    From maximum sustained winds of 175 kilometers per hour and gustiness of up to 210 kph on Sunday morning, it now packs maximum sustained winds of 150 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 185 kph.

    It is forecast to move north northwest at 11 kph.

    The typhoon is estimated to dump moderate to heavy rains within its 500 km diameter.
    Weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the typhoon is not expected to make landfall in any part of the country but it will enhance the northeast monsoon in extreme Northern Luzon and will bring light to moderate rains in the eastern section.

    “Marilyn” will be 1,005 km East of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Tuesday. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms will be experienced over Eastern Visayas while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains is expected over the provinces of Cagayan and Batanes. Metro Manila and other parts of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

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