Based on the 5 AM weather forecast of PAGASA, Typhoon Marilyn was last located at 1,175 kms. east of Baler, Aurora. Marilyn has slightly weakened with maximum winds of 160 kph near the center, and gustiness of up to 195 kph. It continuously moves west northwest at the speed of 20 kph.
According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Benison Estareja, Marilyn is expected to have a re-curvature northward possibly by Wednesday or Thursday as it exits PAR (Philippine Area of Responsibility).
Though Typhoon Marilyn is inside our boundary, the light to moderate rains in Eastern and Central Visayas, SOCCSKSARGEN and Davao region are due to the effect of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Meanwhile, Amihan or the Northeast Monsoon is the reason for the partly cloudy to cloudy skies with light rains prevailing over Batanes, Calayan and the Babuyan group of islands. Generally fair weather, with a chance of isolated thunderstorms, is expected over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
Because of Typhoon Marilyn, Amihan is intensified, raising gale warning over the northern seaboards of Northern Luzon, and eastern seaboards of Luzon and Visayas. Fishing boats and small seacraft are advised not to venture due to the rough to very rough sea conditions. The he rest of our coastal areas might experience light to moderate sea conditions.