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MANILA, Philippines – Tropical storm Maring (international codename Trami) has grown stronger, all while remaining almost stationary some 600 km east of Itbayat, Batanes.
The latest update from national weather service PAGASA notes that Maring has maximum winds of 85 km/h near the center, with gusts of up to 100 km/h. The storm is currently headed north at 7 km/h and is expected to be 560km east-northeast of Itbayat, Batanes by Tuesday evening.
PAGASA currently estimates that Maring will be outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) by Thursday evening.
No storm warnings are currently raised.
Maring will continue to enhance the southwest monsoon, bringing moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon, most notably over the western section of the country. The estimated rainfall amount from Maring within the 400 km diameter of the storm is around 10-25mm per hour and is classified as heavy to intense rainfall.
Fishermen, especially those with small seacraft, are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon due to the potential for large waves to be generated. – Rappler.com