Tropical Depression Julian (10W), located near the Philippines, caused heavy rains. Now heading toward China.

Metro Manila and western Luzon have had heavy rains, due to Tropical Depression Julian. The water level in some rivers, including Agno and Magat, has been rising.

Julian has maintained its strength for the past six hours, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

Julian has been reported at 110 km south southwest of Basco, Batanes, which are the northernmost islands of the Philippines. However, it is expected to leave the vicinity of the Philippines and head toward China.

Tropical Storm Risk's Alert issued at 6:00 GMT said that the probability for a CAT 1 in China is 10% in about 36 hours, and the probability for a Tropical Storm is 60% in about 36 hours.

The typhoon has maximum sustained winds of 55 kmph near its centre, according to reports.