Monday, August 26, 2019

Pagasa issues heavy rainfall warning over Luzon areas

MANILA - The state weather bureau issued a heavy rainfall warning over parts of Luzon at 10:00 a.m. Sunday due to the southwest monsoon that is being enhanced by a low pressure area (LPA).

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the LPA is still outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

Orange level warning (flooding is threatening) was issued over Zambales and Tarlac.

Yellow level warning (flooding in low-lying areas) was raised over Metro Manila, Rizal, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, and Bataan.

The weather bureau added that light to moderate rains currently affecting Laguna, Cavite, Quezon, and Batangas may persist within three hours.

Thunderstorms are more likely to develop over Albay, Benguet, Ilocos Norte and nearby towns within 12 hours, Pagasa added.

Light to moderate rains with isolated thunderstorms over the rest of Luzon, Pagasa said.

Residents are advised to keep monitoring and be vigilant on the possible flashflood and landslides.

The state weather added the country might continue experiencing heavy rains until midweek. (PNA/BNB/MCCA)

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