MANILA - Tropical depression Nimfa maintained strength while as it moved near the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Tuesday night.
The weather disturbance was spotted at 10 p.m. approximately 685 kilometers east of Basco town, Batanes packing maximum winds of up to 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 70 kph gusts.
A separate low-pressure area, which was spotted along with Nimfa, was estimated near Mayantoc, Tarlac and it may cross over central Luzon before eventually dissipating within the circulation of Nimfa, PAGASA said.
Between Tuesday night and Wednesday evening, frequent light to moderate rains with occasional heavy rain showers during thunderstorms will be experienced over Central Luzon, Batangas, Cavite, Occidental Mindoro, and northern portions of Palawan, including Calamian and Cuyo Islands.
Meanwhile, cloudy skies with scattered light to moderate rains and intermittent heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and western Visayas.
Residents of the affected 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.
PAGASA said sea travel is risky, especially for small seacraft, over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to potentially rough to very rough sea conditions. Meanwhile, most of the other seaboards of the country will remain moderate to rough.
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