Tuesday rains 'less intense' than Ondoy

Posted at Aug 07 2012 05:23 PM | Updated as of Mar 06 2017 12:27 PM

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MANILA, Philippines - Dr. Mahar Lagmay of the University of the Philippines National Institute of Geological Sciences confirmed that Tuesday's rains have surpassed the level brought by tropical storm Ondoy in September 2009.

Lagmay said accumulated rainfall in the past 22 hours has reached 472mm, which is higher than the 455mm in 24 hours during tropical storm Ondoy.

The UP scientist, however, noted that today's rainfall was less intense compared to Ondoy.