MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – The monsoon rain will continue to batter Luzon and western Visayas within the next 24 hours, state weather bureau Pagasa said late Tuesday, August 7.
In its 5 pm bulletin, Pagasa said the said areas will experience occasional rains becoming frequent over the western sections of Luzon, which could trigger flashfloods and landslides.
The rest of Visayas as well as Mindanao, meanwhile, will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies, with isolated to scattered rain or thunderstorms.
There is no tropical cyclone within the Philippine Area of Responsibility, the bureau clarified. Despite this, typhoon Haikui is still affecting the monsoon.
Haikui is 300 kilometers northeast of Taiwan, and will continue to enhance the monsoon.
Rain will become moderate to heavy over the following areas from Tuesday until Wednesday August 8 in the following provinces:
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- National Capital Region
Pagasa said a “gradual improvement” in the weather will occur by Thursday.
These areas are advised to be on the lookout for landslides and flashfloods, especially in mountainous and flood-prone areas.
Rain is forecast to continue into its 11th straight day over Metro Manila on Wednesday, August 8, and temperature will range from 24 to 28 degrees Celsius.
Laoag, Baguio, Olongapo, Angeles, Tagaytay, and Puerto Princesa cities will also experience rain, while occasional rain is forecast for Tuguegarao and Legazpi cities.
Iloilo & Bacolod cities will also have occasional rain, while Cebu, Tacloban, Cagayan de Oro, Davao, and Zamboanga cities are forecast to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain & thunderstorms.
Wind will mainly be coming from the southwest, and seas will be moderate to rough, the bureau said.
The Pagasa Red Warning signal for rainfall is still up over Metro Manila as of 6:30 pm Tuesday.
Heavy to intense rainfall (10-25 millimeters per hour), with occasional to frequent torrential rainfall (more than 30 mm/h), is expected between 6:30 – 9:30 pm, the bureau said.
This is due to a series of thunderstorms within the monsoon flow, Pagasa added.
Residents in high risk areas are advised to go to safety, the bureau said. – Rappler.com
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