MANILA—A tropical depression hovering outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) will bring rains across different parts of the country Thursday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
The outer cloud band of the weather disturbance will bring scattered to widespread rain showers over Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Mimaropa, Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Aurora, Quirino, Isabela and Cagayan.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
Weather specialist Gener Quitlong said the center of the tropical depression was located 1,645 kilometers east of Central Luzon. It is packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph), with gusts of up to 70 kph.
Moving north-northwest at a speed of 20 kph, the weather system is now expected to enter PAR at least Thursday afternoon and will be locally named Marilyn.
The tropical depression is not expected to hit land based on its latest forecast track, Quitlong said.
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