Pagasa raises yellow rainfall warning; expect heavy rains, flooding | Inquirer News

Pagasa raises yellow rainfall warning; expect heavy rains, flooding

By: - Reporter / @KHallareINQ
/ 12:46 PM August 02, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila, Zambales and Bataan residents may have to brace for heavy rains as the state weather bureau on Friday raised a yellow rainfall warning in these areas.

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In its 11 a.m advisory, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the yellow rainfall warning was raised due to the current weather situation brought by the southwest monsoon.

A yellow rainfall warning, according to Pagasa, is usually raised when 7.5-15-millimeter of rain is accumulated in a span of an hour, and is expected to persist for the next two hours.

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Such warning also means that flooding is possible in flood-prone areas, Pagasa said.

Meanwhile, light to moderate rains are expected over Batangas, Rizal, Cavite and Quezon province within the next three hours.

The state weather bureau added that light to moderate rains are currently affecting Laguna (Los Baños, Calamba, Calauan, San Pablo), Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija and Tarlac, which may persist within three hours and could affect nearby areas.

The public and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Offices are advised to monitor the weather condition and extra precaution is necessary when outside the house.

Pagasa earlier said that most parts of the country will experience scattered rains. It is also closely monitoring a low-pressure area in the eastern side of the country.

Rains also prompted local government officials to suspend classes in their respective localities. /jpv

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