MANILA, Philippines—Severe Tropical Storm (STS) Maring will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Tuesday (October 12), according to PAGASA.
Based on the latest bulletin at 8:00 a.m., the center of STS Maring, with international name Kompasu, was estimated over 230 km West of Calayan, Cagayan. Its maximum sustained winds of 100 km/h near the center, gustiness of up to 125 km/h.
Outside the PAR, Maring will maintain a westward heading and is likely to make landfall in the vicinity of Hainan, China on Wednesday evening (October 13).
Heavy to intense rains are highly likely over Ilocos Region, Benguet, Ifugao, Abra, and Mountain Province. Moderate to heavy rains are highly likely over Zambales, Bataan, Tarlac, and the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains are likely over Metro Manila, Cagayan Valley, and the rest Central Luzon.
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 2 is in effect in the following areas:
- Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
- The northern portion of Isabela (Palanan, Divilacan, Maconacon, Ilagan City, Tumauini, Cabagan, San Pablo, Santa Maria, Santo Tomas, Delfin Albano, Quirino, Gamu, Roxas, Mallig, Quezon)
- Mountain Province
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
Tropical Cyclone Wind Signal No. 1 is in effect in the following areas:
- The rest of Isabela
- Nueva Vizcaya
- La Union
- Nueva Ecija
- The northern portion of Bataan (Samal, Morong, Dinalupihan, Abucay, Orani, Hermosa)
- The northern portion of Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta) including Polillo Islands
Within the next 36 hours, the storm is forecast to gradually intensify but is becoming less likely to reach typhoon category prior to making landfall over Hainan Island, PAGASA said. AAC