Pagasa: Wet, windy Friday in Metro Manila, other parts of Luzon
MANILA, Philippines – Moderate top heavy rainfall is expected in Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon on Friday due to the cyclone-enhanced southwest monsoon or “habagat”, the state weather bureau said on Thursday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) weather specialist Loriedin Dela Cruz-Galicia said the southwest monsoon is being enhanced by Severe Tropical Storm Hanna (international name: Haikui) as well as Super Typhoon Goring (international name: Saola) which has exited the Philippine area of responsibility on Wednesday.
Rain, flood, landslides
“Bukas [ay] 50 to 100 millimeters of rainfall ang inaasahan sa Metro Manila, Ilocos region, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, and Calamian Islands. Patuloy nating pinag iingat at pinaghahanda ang ating mga kababayan sa posibilidad ng flash floods at landslides,” said Dela Cruz-Galicia.
(On Friday, 50 to 100 millimeters of rainfall is expected in Metro Manila, Ilocos region, Abra, Benguet, Tarlac, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, and Calamian Islands. We are advising residents of these areas to prepare and watch out for possible flash floods and landslides.)
Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro, on the other hand, may expect at least 100 to 200 millimeters of rainfall from Thursday to Saturday, September 2.
Apart from moderate to heavy rainfall, gusty conditions may likewise prevail in the following areas beginning Friday, September 1 due to the cyclone-enhanced monsoon:
- Ilocos region
- Cordillera Administrative Region
- Metro Manila
- Bicol region
- Western Visayas
- northern portion of Eastern Visayas
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