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NAIA temporarily halts operations after lightning alert

/ 01:20 PM July 30, 2022
FILE PHOTO Airport operations were temporarily halted following the lightning red alert issued by Pagasa. MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

FILE PHOTO Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA).  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

MANILA, Philippines — Airport operations were temporarily halted in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) due to a lightning advisory, said the Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) on Saturday.

This came after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) issued a Lightning Red Alert at 11:55 a.m.

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“Flight and ground operations at the NAIA are suspended. The alert is a safety measure taken to prevent untoward incident from happening when lightning is prevalent in the immediate area and may endanger personnel, passengers, and even flight operations,” said MIAA in an advisory.

Flight operations were then resumed at 12:42 p.m.

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Pagasa earlier warned that the southwest monsoon, locally known as the “habagat,” will bring rain and overcast skies over several parts of Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila, and Visayas.

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