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.
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)
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