Rainfall alert terminated in Metro ManilaBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines—Rainfall warning was terminated in Metro Manila at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, after the state weather bureau raised the orange alert (intense rains) at 6:10 p.m. and then downgraded it to yellow (heavy rains) at an 8:15 p.m. advisory.
“Light rains (2.5 mm/hr) are observed for the past hour. With this development, all rainfall advisories are now terminated,” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in an advisory issued 9:30 p.m.
Yellow warning is the lowest rainfall alert, with an amount of 7.5 mm to 15 mm per hour.
Pagasa earlier raised the orange alert at 6:10 p.m. after 45 mm to 65 mm of rainfall per hour was observed in the cities of Manila, Pasay, Taguig, Pasig and Marikina for the previous two hours. In raising the orange alert, Pagasa alerted Metro Manila residents for possible floods, particularly in low-lying areas.