MANILA - Tropical depression Marilyn maintained its strength as it moved north-northeast, the state weather bureau said Friday.
It still remains unlikely to make landfall in the country, said PAGASA.
The weather disturbance was spotted at 10:00 p.m. approximately 1,130 kilometers east of Basco town, Batanes. It was packing maximum winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 70 kph gusts.
On Friday until Saturday evening, light to moderate rains with at times heavy rain showers during thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, Aurora, Calabarzon, Bicol Region, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and Zamboanga Peninsula.
Residents of the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures.
Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacraft, over the western seaboard of Southern Luzon and the seaboards of Visayas and Mindanao due to potentially rough sea condition.
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