MANILA, PHILIPPINES— The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) terminated the yellow rainfall alert issued midday on Monday as the rains eased in the afternoon.
At 2p.m., PAGASA terminated the Yellow Rainfall Advisory due to the light to moderate rain observed over Metro Manila and nearby provinces for the past two hours.
Placed under yellow alert earlier today were Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Zambales, Bataan, some parts of Laguna, Cavite and Occidental Mindoro.
Over the weekend, Metro Manila and several other areas have been experiencing heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon or Habagat.
Tropical storm “Pabuk” is affecting the Habagat but is not likely to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility. On contrary, it is now speeding its way to Japan.
Furthermore, Typhoon “Odette” is already too far away from the country to affect the weather, Gilbert Aquino, a weather observer said.
Moreover, no low pressure area was being monitored by the weather bureau.
The PAG-ASA raised an orange rainfall alert twice Monday morning.
“Metro Manila, Central Luzon and Calabarzon will experience cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides,” PAG-ASA said in its morning forecast.
Meanwhile, Mimaropa and Bicol Region will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms. Northern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from southwest will prevail throughout the entire archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.
In PAG-ASA’s extended weather outlook, the rainy weather will likely continue until Wednesday, Sept. 25.
In addition, the weather bureau also warned of flooding in low-lying areas.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority reported in a twitter advisory that several areas in Metro Manila were flooded early Monday due to monsoon rains.
Mary Sarah Inciso Gabornes
ABCom Intern/ Leyte Normal University