MANILA - Tropical depression Nimfa maintained its strength as it moved slowly over the northern part of the Philippine Sea, the state weather bureau said Wednesday.
Nimfa was spotted at the 10:00 p.m. approximately 750 kilometers east-northeast of Basco town, Batanes as while packing maximum winds of up to 55 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and 70 kph gusts, PAGASA said.
Between Wednesday night and Thursday evening, moderate to occasional heavy rains will be experienced over Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, Pampanga, Pangasinan, and La Union.
Meanwhile, occasional light to moderate rains with intermittent heavy rains will affect Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Western Visayas, and the rest of Central Luzon, Ilocos Region and Cordillera Administrative Region.
Scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms are also expected over the rest of Luzon, PAGASA said.
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.
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 while most of the other seaboards of the country will remain moderate to rough.
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