PAGASA lifts Typhoon 'Maring' Storm Signal over Batanes

Manila, Philippines - The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) today, August 17, 2013 lifted Public Storm Warning Signal no.1 over Batanes group of Islands as Typhoon 'Maring' moves in a East Southeast direction.

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In the weather forecast/update issued as of 11:00 AM today, the 13th typhoon that entered PAR, 'Bagyong Maring' has a center estimated based on all available data at 270 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (21.3°N, 124.7°E).

Typhoon 'Maring' has a maximum wind strength of 55 kph near the center. It moves in East Southeast at 11 kph.

Tropical Depression “MARING” is expected to be at 510 km East of Itbayat, Batanes tomorrow morning and at 740 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes by Monday morning. By Tuesday morning, it is expected to be at 960 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes.

Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 10 mm per hour (moderate - heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression.

The weather central said that “MARING” is expected to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over the Western section of Luzon.

In an update as of 5:00 AM today, PAGASA said that Batanes group of islands will have rains and gusty winds with moderate to rough seas. The regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Cagayan Valley, CARAGA, and Northern Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

"Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail over the rest of Luzon and the coastal waters along this area will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the southwest with slight to moderate seas.", PAGASA advised.

The public and the disaster coordinating councils concerned are advised to take appropriate actions and watch for the next bulletin.

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