Satellite image as of September 12, 2 pm. Image courtesy of NOAA
MANILA, Philippines – Tropical Depression Maring was crossing the Rizal-Metro Manila area on Tuesday afternoon, September 12, bringing heavy rain and strong winds.
In a bulletin issued past 2 pm on Tuesday, state weather bureau PAGASA said Maring was already in the vicinity of Tanay, Rizal, still moving west northwest at 15 kilometers per hour (km/h).
It maintained its strength, with maximum winds of 60 km/h and gustiness of up to 100 km/h.
Signal number 1 is raised in the following areas due to Maring:
- Metro Manila
- Camarines Norte
- northern Quezon including Polillo Island
- southern Aurora
- Nueva Ecija
The tropical depression will continue to bring moderate to heavy rain to the regions of Metro Manila, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa, as well as the province of Pangasinan.
Because Maring is over Metro Manila and Rizal, residents of those areas in particular are advised to stay on alert for threatening floods and landslides. Two teenaged brothers diedin Taytay, Rizal early Tuesday morning, after a landslide buried their home.
Earlier, Tuesday classes were suspended in the entire Metro Manila as well as various provinces. Several areas have been flooded.
Malacañang also suspended work in government offices in Metro Manila, Calabarzon, and Central Luzon. The Supreme Court suspended work in courts in the same 3 regions as well, while there is no trading at the Philippine Stock Exchange.
PAGASA also warned that sea travel is risky in the seaboards of Mindoro and the eastern seaboards of Aurora, Quezon, and Bicol.
Maring is expected to exit landmass via the Zambales-Bataan area on Tuesday evening.
Forecast track of Tropical Depression Maring as of September 12, 2 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA
PAGASA also continues to monitor Typhoon Lannie (Talim), which is not directly affecting the country.
Lannie continues to move toward Taiwan, with maximum winds of 120 km/h and gustiness of up to 145 km/h.
There are no areas under tropical cyclone warning signals due to Lannie.
Both Maring and Lannie are expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, September 14. – Rappler.com