'Maring' maintains strength as it moves away from PH


Posted at Sep 12 2017 06:02 PM | Updated as of Sep 12 2017 09:39 PM

MANILA - Tropical Depression "Maring" maintained its strength as it moved away from the landmass of Luzon, state weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday.

In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said Maring was last seen in the vicinity of Bacolor, Pampanga.

It is packing maximum sustained winds of 60 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gusts of up to 100 kph.

Maring is expected to move west northwest at 15 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 1 is still up over the following areas:

Metro Manila
Northern Quezon including Polillo island
Nueva Ecija
Southern Aurora

Moderate to heavy rains are expected over Pampanga, Bulacan, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan and Pangasinan, while light to moderate with occasionally heavy rains during thunderstorms is expected over Metro Manila, the rest of Central Luzon, CALABARZON and MIMAROPA. 

Residents in these areas are alerted against possible landslides and flashfloods.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Lannie will continue to move towards the Batanes-Taiwan area within 24 hours.

PAGASA weather forecaster Chris Perez said Lannie has no direct effect on the country.

"Ang typhoon na si Lannie ay patuloy pa ring kumikilos dito sa bahagi ng Philippine Sea pa-west northwest at wala itong direktang epekto sa anumang bahagi ng ating bansa," he said.

Both Maring and Lannie are expected to exit the Philippine area of responsibility between Wednesday night and early Thursday morning.