Orange rainfall alert extended anew early Tuesday




06:21 AM August 20th, 2013

By: Frances Mangosing, August 20th, 2013 06:21 AM

MANILA, Philippines—Heavy to intense rains are still expected in Metro Manila as orange rainfall alert was extended again by the state weather bureau early Tuesday.

“Heavy to intense rains are expected over Metro Manila, Rizal, Bulacan, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga and Occidental Mindoro. Meanwhile, moderate, at times heavy, rains are expected over portions of Cavite, Laguna and Quezon and most likely to continue for the next three hours,” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released at a 5 a.m. advisory.

The rainfall alert was downgraded to yellow on Monday noon after it had been raised to red and orange since Sunday night. It was extended five times until its 12:15 a.m. Tuesday advisory. At 2:25 a.m., rainfall alert was raised to orange due to heavy to intense rains and was extended twice.

“Moderate to occasionally heavy rains was observed over Metro Manila, Bulacan, Rizal, Quezon, Occidental Mindoro, Pampanga, Zambales, Bataan, Batangas, Cavite, Laguna and Tarlac for the past three hours,” Pagasa said.

Flooding threatens these areas and the public was advised to monitor the weather condition.

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