MANILA -- Rains with occassional gusty winds are expected to prevail over Metro Manila on Thursday night due to tropical depression 'Salome'.

In its 5 p.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said 'Salome' will be closer to Metro Manila between 8 p.m. until midnight as it continues to head towards the provinces of Marinduque and Quezon.

'Salome' was last spotted at 65 km southwest of Pili, Camarines Sur, packing maximum sustained winds of up to 55 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 90 kph.

'Salome’ maintained its west northwest movement at 25 kph.

Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal (TCWS) No. 1 has been raised over Metro Manila, Rizal, Bataan, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Catanduanes, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate including Ticao and Burias Islands, Romblon, Marinduque, Quezon, Laguna, Cavite, Batangas, Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro.

PAGASA cautioned residents in these areas, including Central Luzon, against possible flashfloods and landslides.

Areas within the 250-km diameter of 'Salome' will experience moderate to heavy rains.

Signal No. 1 brings very light or no damage to low-risk structures, light damage to medium- to high-risk structures, slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities, broken small twigs and significant damage to rice crops.

'Salome' is expected to leave the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday morning. (PNA)