The low pressure area (LPA) that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Thursday, October 7, developed into a tropical depression at 2 pm and was given the local name Maring.
Tropical Depression Maring is the Philippines’ 13th tropical cyclone for 2021. The tropical depression is moving south southeast at 15 kilometers per hour (km/h). While Maring is still hundreds of kilometers away from land, its trough or extension may already bring rain to Eastern Visayas on Thursday evening.
By Sunday afternoon, October 10, it could move toward extreme Northern Luzon, then pass close to or make landfall in the Babuyan Islands by Monday, October 11.So far, Maring has maximum sustained winds of 45 km/h and gustiness of up to 55 km/h. But PAGASA sees Maring intensifying into a tropical storm by Sunday afternoon, October 10, or before it hits land.
The rain will generally be light to moderate, but it could be heavy at times. PAGASA warned that scattered floods and landslides are possible. PAGASA also warned of moderate to rough seas in the seaboards of Luzon and in the eastern and western seaboards of the Visayas and Mindanao.