Maring, international name Kompasu, intensified from a tropical depression into a tropical storm over the Philippine Sea on Friday evening.
At 8 pm, another tropical depression, Nando,entered PAR.
The Philippine weather bureau said Maring’s interaction with Nando could result in a merger on Sunday.
“Nando may likely be assimilated and merged into the circulation of Maring,” the agency said. in a bulletin on Friday
Maring is the Philippines’ 13th tropical cyclone for 2021 and the second for October, while Nando is the country’s 14th for the year and the third for the month
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in a bulletin released past midnight on Saturday, October 9, said Maring was last spotted 715 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, or 790 kilometers east of Catarman, Northern Samar .
Its maximum winds have increased to 65 km/h, with gustiness of up to 80 km/h.
PAGASA sees Maring possibly becoming a severe tropical storm by Sunday evening, October 10.
Nando was located 1,305 kilometers east of Northern Luzon on Friday evening, moving west northwest at 20 km/h.
The tropical depression has maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h and gustiness of up to 70 km/h.
It is not likely to strengthen, and may even weaken into a low pressure area on Sunday.