‘Maring’ intensifies into a tropical storm – Pagasa
More News from Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines – “Maring” (international name Trami) slightly slowed down as it intensified into a tropical storm Sunday afternoon, the state weather bureau said.
The storm packed maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour and gusts of up to 80 kph, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
It was last observed 560 kilometers east of Itbayat, Batanes, moving east northeast at 7 kilometers per hour.
“Maring” will enhance the prevailing southwest monsoon affecting the whole country.
Monsoon rains are seen in Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Calabarzon and the provinces of Benguet, Zambales, Bataan and Occidental Mindoro, which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.
Meanwhile, Mindanao, Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Visayas will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, Pagasa said.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough, it added.
Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94