MANILA—Tropical depression Marilyn continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat, which will bring rains in wide swathes of the country Saturday, state weather bureau PAGASA said.
Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Mimaropa, Bicol Region and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the intensified habagat.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
Weather specialist Meno Mendoza said Marilyn was last spotted 1,150 kilometers east of Basco, Batanes. It maintained its strength, packing maximum sustained winds of 55 kilometers per hour (kph), with gusts of up 70 kph.
The tropical depression is moving north-northeast at a speed of 10 kph and expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) Sunday.
However, Marilyn may enter PAR again and may affect extreme northern Luzon, Mendoza said.
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