Misamis Oriental records almost a month's volume of rain in 1 day


Posted at Jan 17 2017 10:48 AM | Updated as of Jan 17 2017 08:56 PM

MANILA - Two weather disturbances dumped almost a month's volume of rain in one day in Misamis Oriental, state weather bureau PAGASA said Tuesday.

The PAGASA-El Salvador station said they recorded 72.4 millimeters of rain in the province over a 24-hour monitoring on Tuesday.

The rainfall amount recorded in this period almost surpassed
the station's average total rainfall for January, which is 98.9 mm.

A low pressure area and the tail-end of a cold front dumped heavy rains that submerged parts of Misamis Oriental and neighboring provinces Monday.

State meteorologists also observed 0.7-meter high tide in Misamis Oriental around 2 p.m. Monday, which contributed to flooding in the province.

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-- Report from Cris Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News