PAGASA: TD ‘Marilyn’ now inside PAR, less likely to make landfall

MANILA, Philippines — Tropical depression Marilyn has entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 9:30 AM on Thursday (September 12), state weather service PAGASA said.

As of 10:00 AM today, TD Marilyn was located at 1,355 km East of Casiguran, Aurora, packed with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph and gustiness of 70kph.

It is moving towards the northwest direction at 25 kph.

According to PAGASA, the trough of TD Marilyn will bring light to moderate rains and intermittent heavy rain showers (during thunderstorms) over most of Luzon (including Metro Manila) and Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Bangsamoro, Northern Mindanao and SOCCSKSARGEN.

Residents of these areas are advised to take precautionary measures for possible landslides and flashfloods.

PAGASA said sea travel remains risky over the central and eastern seaboards of Visayas and
the northern, eastern and southern seaboards of Mindanao due to potentially rough sea condition.

The weather service forecast that TD Marilyn is less likely to make landfall in the country.

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