Mon. Jan 17th, 2022

The southwest monsoon will continue to bring moderate to heavy or intense rains in much of Luzon on Sunday, according to the  Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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PAGASA said moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will prevail over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan. 

“Meanwhile, light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro,” it added.

The weather bureau also warned of landslides and flooding in areas that will be hit by heavy or prolonged rains.

“Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps,” PAGASA said.

The PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may also issue local Thunderstorm/Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings while the Hydrometeorology Division and River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Centers may issue General Flood Advisories and Basin Flood Bulletins as appropriate.

“The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to take appropriate measures and watch for the next update on this weather system,” it added.

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