MANILA - Tropical depression Marilyn has maintained its strength but state weather bureau PAGASA said a landfall scenario remains less likely.
As of 10 a.m. the storm's center was located 1,045 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes.
Marilyn is still moving northwest at 10 kilometers per hour, with maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour near the center and gusts of up to 70 kph.
Weather Specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said Marilyn remains over the ocean, making a landfall scenario less likely.
No storm signal was raised.
De La Cruz said if the tropical depression remains on track, it would possibly be out of the Philippine area of responsibility by Sunday evening.
However, based on its track, a reentry scenario is possible, she said. She likewise urged the public to continue monitoring PAGASA for updates.
Meanwhile, the enhanced southwest monsoon is expected to bring frequent light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over to Palawan, Western Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, and Bangsamoro until Saturday.
Metro Manila, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Northern Mindanao, Soccsksargen and the rest of Mimaropa and Visayas will experience occasional light to moderate rains with at times heavy rain showers during thunderstorms.
PAGASA said sea travel is risky, especially for small seacrafts, over the central and eastern seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao due to potentially rough sea condition.
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