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TYPHOON UPDATES: Pagasa sees merger of Maring and Nando

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.

TYPHOON UPDATE: ‘Maring’ likely to enter PAR Thursday

The low pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) last tracked 1,085 kilometers east of the Visayas may enter within the day, the weather bureau said Thursday.


Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the LPA is also likely to develop into a tropical depression.

Once it becomes a tropical depression, it will be named “Maring”, Aurelio said.

Generally fair weather with isolated rains will prevail over most parts of the archipelago, Aurelio said. However, the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting Luzon and the Visayas will cause cloudy skies and scattered rains.

This weather condition, as well as thunderstorms, will be experienced over Ilocos Region, Bataan, Zambales, and Samar provinces.

“The rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will have a generally good weather, but there will be isolated rains,” Aurelio said.

PAGASA forecast the rest of the country to have isolated rain showers caused by localized thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will prevail over the western sections of northern and central Luzon.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)

TYPHOON UPDATE: ‘Lannie’ continues to bring rains

The whole country will experience rains until Monday night due to Tropical Depression Lannie, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA said “Lannie” has so far made eight landfalls.

Earlier, “Lannie” made landfall over Bucas Grande Island in Surigao del Norte; Cagdianao, Dinagat Islands; Liloan, Southern Leyte; and Padre Burgos, Southern Leyte.

From 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Pagasa said “Lannie” made landfall again over Mahanay Island, Talibon, Bohol; Banacon Island, Jetafe in Bohol; San Fernando, Cebu; and Guihulngan City, Negros Oriental.

“Rains will be experienced in the whole country from the afternoon until evening. Apart from ‘Lannie’, no weather disturbance is expected to affect the country,” Ariel Rojas of PAGASA said.Read More

Lannie’ expected to make more landfalls

MANILA – Tropical Depression (TD) Lannie is forecast to make more landfalls, the weather bureau said on Monday afternoon.”Inaasahan dahil dadaan sa gitnang bahagi ng Visayas ang bagyo, may multiple landfalls ang mangyayari (We expect multiple landfalls as the tropical depression will pass… Read More

TYPHOON UPDATE: Lannie to land in Surigao del Norte on Monday

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) a low pressure area that has been dumping rains in Mindanao and parts of the Visayas this week, developed into a tropical depression early morning Monday.

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PAGASA said in a briefing at 6 am on Monday, October 4, that Tropical Depression Lannie was located 100 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, before dawn.

Lannie, the Philippines’ 12th tropical cyclone for, could hit land in the Siargao-Bucas Grande, Surigao del Norte on Monday morning, October 4

VOLCANO ALERT: Phivolcs recommends Taal volcano evacuation

Taal now on Alert Level 3

 July 1, 2021

MANILA–The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) has recommended complete evacuation in some parts of Agoncillo and Laurel, Batangas, as Alert Level 3 (magmatic unrest) for Taal Volcano was raised Thursday afternoon. In a press briefing, Phivolcs chief of volcano… Read More