|PAGASA 13th Typhoon "MARING" forecast track making a U-Turn towards Taiwan and enhancing "HABAGAT" affecting Luzon Area.|
PAGASA latest typhoon "MARING" was sighted at 520 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes as of 10 pm August 20, 2013.
Tropical Depression TD "MARING", now raised to Tropical Storm was previously an LPA a few days ago and the 13th typhoon to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) for 2013.
PAGASA 13th Typhoon MARING Forecast Track and Rain Volume
Coordinates: 23.6N, 126.8E
Signal # 1 (45-65 kph winds)
(1) 460 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes - Wednesday Morning
(2) 560 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes or outside PAR - Thursday Morning
Strength: max of 105 kph near center
Gustiness: 135 kph
Movement: Northwest at 19 kph
Rainfall Volume: 10-40 mm/hr (heavy-torrential) within 500 km diameter.
Distance to Land: 520 km Northeast of Itbayat, Batanes
TS "MARING" will continue to enhance Southwest Monsoon (HABAGAT) which will bring moderate to heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over Luzon particularly in Western section.
PAGASA issued "Red Rainfall Warning" (Heavy-Torrential Rains) as of 10:10 am August 20, 2013 affecting Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales and Bataan. Moderate to Heavy rains is also affecting Northern Quezon and portion of Nueva Ecija and most likely to continue for 3 hours.
Fishermen especially those using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of Luzon due to possible big waves generated by the enhance Southwest Monsoon.
Everybody is advised to prepare in advanced and monitor weather updates from time to time. Kindly visit Project NOAH to monitor your area rain probability and PAGASA latest weather forecast.
Updates: Typhoon "MARING" is already out of PAR as of 7am Aug. 21, 2013. Here is the comparison of HABAGAT 2013 and HABAGAT 2012 Rainfall Volume that flooded Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna and other parts of Luzon Area.
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