A tropical depression named by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as Maring is expected to make landfall tomorrow afternoon (local time) over Quezon-Aurora area, Philippines.
Maring has maintained its strength as it continues to move in a west northwest direction, PAGASA said in their Severe Weather Bulletin #2 for Tropical Depression "Maring," issued 20:00 PHT (12:00 UTC) today.
Moderate to occasionally heavy rains starting today will be experienced over Bicol region, Aurora, Calabarzon, Mimaropa, Metro Manila, Bataan, Zambales, and Pangasinan.
Landfall is expected Tuesday afternoon (local time), September 12, over the Quezon-Aurora area.
Sea travel is risky over the Eastern seaboards of Aurora, Quezon, and Bicol region.
At 11:00 UTC (19:00 PHT) on September 11, the center of Tropical Depression "Maring" was located some 255 km (158 miles) east of Infanta, Quezon. The system had maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h (28 mph) with gustiness of up to 60 km/h (37 mph).
Maring is moving WNW at 13 km/h (8 mph).
A Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal #1 (30 – 60 km/h / 18 – 36 mph winds within 36 hours) is in effect for Luzon (Metro Manila, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Nothern Quezon incl. Polillo Island, Rizal, Bulacan, Pampanga, Quirino, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac and Aurora).
Winds produced by this system are expected to cause very light to no damage to high-risk structures. However, heavy rainfall might cause localized flooding and landslides.
At the same time, a much larger tropical cyclone, internationally named Talim and known in the Philippines as Lannie, is located further east from the Philippines. Talim is expected to intensify over the coming days, reaching a Category 3 hurricane equivalent on the Saffir-Simpson wind scale before landfall.
Tropical Storm "Talim" forecast track by JTWC at 09:00 UTC on September 11, 2017
On the current forecast track, Talim is expected to make landfall over the northern Taiwan around 12:00 UTC on September 13, and continue toward SE China.
September 13 at 07:35 UTC
Tropical Storm "Doksuri," known in the Philippines as Maring, formed Tuesday, September 12, 2017, after moving over the Philippines as a tropical depression.
While slowly moving over the Philippines, this storm dumped heavy rain and caused landslides in and around capital Manila, forcing schools, government offices and businesses to shut down. It is blamed for at least 3 deaths and 13 missing persons.
Doksuri is now moving WNW while strengthening and is expected to pass very close to China's Hainan and make landfall, shortly after that, in northern Vietnam as a Category 1 hurricane equivalent on September 15.
Featured image: Tropical Depression "Maring" over the Philippines (PAR) on September 11, 2017
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