MANILA, Philippines – Several Manila-bound international and domestic flights were diverted to Clark International Airport in Pampanga due to bad weather in the capital.
The Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) said the following flights were diverted:
- OZ 705 Busan-MNL
- PR 469 Incheon-MNL
- PR 512 Singapore-MNL
- PR 417 Pusan-MNL
- PR 311 Hong Kong-MNL
- 5J 143 Hong Kong-MNL
- 5J 363 Macau-MNL
- 5J 311 Taipei-MNL
- 5J 258 Cambodia-MNL
- PR 822 Davao-MNL
- PR 937 Cebu-MNL
- PR 988 Davao-MNL
Meanwhile, the following flights were delayed due to the inclement weather:
- PR 104 MNL-San Francisco-MNL
- PR 466 MNL-Incheon
- 5J 678 MNL-Shanghai
- 5J 195 Incheon-MNL
- 5J 751 MNL- HoChi Minh
- 5J 190 MNL-Incheon
- 2P 801 Singapore-MNL
Flights Z2 260 & Z2 261 (Manila-Masbate-Manila) were cancelled.
Based on PAGASA's 5 a.m. weather bulletin, tropical storm Gener had slowed down to 11 kilometers per hour and was moving in a north northwest direction.
At 4 a.m., PAGASA said the center of the storm was 330 kilometers east northeast of Aparri, Cagayan.
PAGASA said rains are still expected over Metro Manila and nearby areas as Gener continues to enhance the southwest monsoon (habagat).
The storm had maximum sustained winds of 105 kilometers per hour (kph) near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph.
It was expected to be 200 kms northeast of Basco, Batanes by Tuesday morning and 330 kms north northeast of Basco, Batanes by Wednesday morning, PAGASA said.
As of 5 a.m., the provinces of Isabela, Kalinga and Apayao were under storm warning signal no. 1 (30-60 kph winds expected in the next 36 hours), and the areas of Cagayan, Calayan and Babuyan islands, and Batanes group of islands were under storm warning signal number 2 (winds of 61-100 kph in at least 24 hours).