Tropical Depression Nando & Storm Maring Merges

Tropical Depression Nando has weakened and finished merging with Tropical Storm Maring. This occurred late Sunday morning October 10, 2021 and is shifted north northwest over the Philippine Sea. According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Maring was already 730 kilometers east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan.

Tropical Storm Maring

Maring was expected to bring light to moderate with occasional heavy rains affecting over Occidental Mindoro, Negros Oriental, Negros Occidental, Leyte, Southern Leyte, Biliran, Siquijor, Cebu, and Bohol. PAGASA added that the rains may also cause flooding in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous areas in Palawan, including Kalayaan Islands, Eastern Samar, and Samar.

Here is a list of areas under Signal No. 1 that was further expanded as of 11 am on Sunday. Strong winds are expected in these provinces:

  • Batanes
  • Cagayan including Babuyan Islands
  • Isabela
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • northern part of Benguet (Buguias, Bakun, Kibungan, Mankayan)
  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • Catanduanes
  • Eastern Samar
  • eastern part of Northern Samar (San Roque, Pambujan, Las Navas, Catubig, Laoang, Mapanas, Lapinig, Gamay, Palapag, Mondragon, Silvino Lobos)
  • eastern part of Samar (Matuguinao, San Jose de Buan, Hinabangan, Paranas)
  • Dinagat Islands
  • Surigao del Norte

Meanwhile, occasional gust remains possible in the coastal and mountainous areas of the following region:

  • Mimaropa
  • Bicol
  • Visayas
  • Caraga
  • Northern Mindanao

The enhanced south-westerlies will also bring rain to these areas on Sunday:

  • Western Visayas
  • Zamboanga Peninsula
  • Palawan
  • Occidental Mindoro

Maring, meanwhile, is causing rain in Bicol and much of the Visayas on Sunday. Isolated to scattered floods and landslides could occur.

Rainy Seasons in the Philippines

As the rainy season in the Philippines begins, it is important to remember proper hygiene and safety practices. Stay warm after walking or going out in the rain. Wash your hands frequently. Do not keep an open water supply for mosquitos to nest. Wear long pants and sleeves to avoid getting cold and mosquito bites.

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