Tropical Depression ” MARING ” has maintained its strength as it continues to move in an East Southeast direction Estimated rainfall amount is from 5 – 10 mm per hour (moderate – heavy) within the 300 km diameter of the Tropical Depression. “MARING” will continue to enhance the Southwest Monsoon that will bring moderate to occasionally heavy rainshowers and thunderstorms over the western section of Luzon. Fishermen specially those using small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the northern and western seaboards of Northern Luzon, western seaboard of Central Luzon, and over the seaboard of Cavite, Mindoro Occidental, and over the western coast of Batangas due to the possible big waves generated by the enhance Southwest Monsoon.Synopsis: Southwest monsoon affecting the whole country. Meanwhile, at 4:00 a.m. today, Tropical Depression “Maring” was estimated based on all available data at 325 km east of Itbayat, Batanes (20.6°N, 125.4°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move east southeast at 11 kph. Forecast: The whole country will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.