southwest monsoon

Floods hit Bataan due to intense monsoon rain

Acor Arceo
Floods hit Bataan due to intense monsoon rain

PHILIPPINE WEATHER. Satellite image as of July 29, 2021, 11:40 am.

PAGASA

The southwest monsoon continues to affect parts of Luzon on Thursday, July 29

Parts of Bataan were flooded on Thursday, July 29, as the southwest monsoon or hanging habagat continued to trigger rain in the province and several other areas in Luzon.

In Barangay Cataning in the municipality of Hermosa in Bataan, floods were chest-deep.

Local authorities said in a Facebook post that the Hermosa Covered Court is available as an evacuation center.

The bad weather also forced the suspension of COVID-19 vaccination in Hermosa on Thursday.

Abucay, another municipality in Bataan, was also hit by floods.

In its 11 am advisory on Thursday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned that rain will persist in the next 24 hours.

Moderate to heavy rain, with at times intense rain
  • Ilocos Region
  • Benguet
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Occidental Mindoro
Light to moderate rain, with at times heavy rain
  • Metro Manila
  • Calabarzon
  • Abra
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Bulacan
  • Oriental Mindoro
  • northern part of Palawan including Calamian Islands

More floods and landslides could occur.

Earlier on Thursday, PAGASA Weather Specialist Benison Estareja said a shallow low pressure area was spotted 1,035 kilometers east northeast of extreme Northern Luzon.

It only has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone. (READ: FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories) – Rappler.com

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