Marilyn threatens PH with heavy rains


Posted at Sep 12 2019 10:37 AM | Updated as of Sep 12 2019 02:14 PM

MANILA — Tropical depression Marilyn has entered the Philippine area of responsibility, threatening to dump intermittent heavy rains over vast swaths of the country, the state weather bureau said Thursday. 

Marilyn was 1,355 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora at 10 a.m., packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour and 70 kph gusts, PAGASA said.

Until Friday, Marilyn's trough or extension will "bring light to moderate rains and intermittent heavy rain showers" over most of Luzon (including Metro Manila) and Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao and Soccskargen, said the agency. 

Residents in areas susceptible to floods and landslides should coordinate with their local disaster office and monitor weather updates, advised PAGASA. 

The country's 13th storm this year is unlikely to directly hit land. It will leave the Philippine area of responsibility on Monday, if it continues moving northwest at 25 kph, added the weather agency.

More details to follow. Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.