Severe Tropical Storm Maring (international name: Kompasu) has continued to move westward over the West Philippine Sea, state weather bureau PAGASA said on Tuesday night.
In its 11 p.m. bulletin, PAGASA said the following areas are still under Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal (TCWS) No. 2:
Meanwhile, TCWS No. 1 remains over the following areas:
- western portion of Isabela
- northwestern portion of Quirino
- northern portion of Nueva Vizcaya
- Mountain Province
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Northwestern portion of Nueva Ecija
PAGASA said as of 10 p.m. the center of Maring was at 580 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan with maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometer per hour near the center, gustiness up to 125 kilometer per hour and moving westward at 20 kilometers per hour.
The weather bureau said under the influence of the southwest monsoon enhanced by Maring, monsoon rains are possible over Bataan, Zambales, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan in the next 24 hours.
Winds will continue to reach gale force to storm-force strength within areas where Signal No. 2 is in effect, it added.
PAGASA said moderate to rough seas will also prevail over the remaining seaboards of the country.
Seafarers and mariners are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out at sea and avoid navigating in these conditions.
The weather bureau said Maring will continue moving westward over the West Philippine Sea.
Maring will make landfall in the vicinity of Hainan, China on Wednesday evening. — BAP, GMA News