All storm signals lifted as 'Maring' moves farther away from PH


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has lifted all tropical cyclone wind signals on Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, as severe tropical storm "Maring" (international name "Kompasu") moved farther away from the country.

PAGASA last spotted Maring at 765 kilometers west of Calayan, Cagayan.

It has maintained its maximum sustained winds of 100 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 125 kph while continuously moving westward over the West Philippine Sea.

Despite the weakening of rains over Northern Luzon, PAGASA advised those affected by Maring's floods to stay vigilant as even light to moderate rains may cause flash floods or landslides because of the highly saturated ground.

In the next 24 hours, PAGASA said that the southwest monsoon or "habagat" enhanced by Maring may still bring rains over Bataan, Zambales, Occidental Mindoro, and Palawan within the next 24 hours.

Moreover, the habagat may bring gusty conditions over Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan, Western Visayas, Bicol Region, and extreme northern Luzon--and possibly over the rest of Luzon.

PAGASA said the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy conditions with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.