MANILA, Philippines – More areas were placed under signal number 1 as Tropical Depression Maring maintained its strength and continued moving west northwest early Monday evening, September 11.
In a bulletin issued past 8 pm on Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Maring is already 255 kilometers east of Infanta, Quezon, moving at 13 kilometers per hour (km/h).
The tropical depression continues to have maximum winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 60 km/h.
Signal number 1 is raised in the following areas due to Maring:
Maring is bringing moderate to heavy rain to the regions of Bicol, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Metro Manila, and Central Luzon, as well as the province of Pangasinan. These areas should watch out for floods and landslides.
The tropical depression is expected to make landfall in the Quezon-Aurora area on Tuesday afternoon, September 12.
PAGASA also warned that sea travel is dangerous in the eastern seaboards of Aurora, Quezon, and Bicol.
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PAGASA also continues to monitor Typhoon Lannie, which will not have much of an impact on the country, unlike Maring.
Lannie is 1,300 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan, still moving west northwest at 28 km/h toward the Batanes-Taiwan area.
The typhoon continues to have maximum winds of 120 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h.
There are no areas under tropical cyclone warning signals due to Lannie.