‘Maring’ intensifies into tropical storm; TD Nando enters PAR – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — Weather disturbance “Maring” intensified into a tropical storm on Friday night while the storm outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) now entered and was given the local name Nando, state meteorologists said.
In its latest update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Maring was packing maximum sustained winds of 65 kilometers per hour (kph) and gustiness of 80 kph.
It was last located around 715 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, and was moving east-northeast at a speed of 15 kph.
Pagasa initially predicted Maring to weaken and dissipate as a low-pressure area or LPA, which remnants were seen to likely merge with Tropical Depression Nando. Its further intensification was not forecast by the state weather bureau.