More rains as red warning remains in Metro Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 08 2012 02:08 AM | Updated as of Aug 08 2012 12:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines - More heavy rains are expected in Metro Manila early Wednesday, as the state weather bureau's red warning signal remained hoisted over metropolis.

PAGASA on a 12:30 a.m. advisory, said torrential rainfall measuring 35 to 60 mm per hour was observed over CAMANAVA, Quezon City and Manila for the past 3 hours.

Meanwhile, heavy to intense rainfall amounting to between 15 to 30.0mm per hour was observed over the rest of Metro Manila during the same period.

"Due to the effect of the series of thunderstorms embedded in the Southwest Monsoon flow, expect Heavy to Intense (15.0-30.0mm/hr) rains with occasional Torrential (more than 30.0mm/hr) rains within 3 hours," PAGASA said.

"Residents in flood/landslides risk areas are advised to take precautionary measures and watch our for the next warning," it added.

According to a separate PAGASA advisory, the Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm "Haikui" located 300 km northeast of Taiwan will continue to bring occasional to frequent rains over Luzon becoming moderate to heavy rains in the Provinces of Ilocos, La Union, Pangasinan, Tarlac, Zambales, Bataan, Pampanga, Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas and National Capital Region up to Wednesday.

PAGASA expected a gradual improvement in weather by Thursday and onwards to the weekend.