More rains ahead even as Angat dam water level dips

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 25 2019 10:22 AM

Pack an umbrella for the rest of the week, Kapamilya. State weather bureau PAGASA is predicting at least 50mm of rainfall per day for the week, according to its prediction model.

PAGASA weather specialist Nikos Peñaranda said the rain will affect western sections of the Visayas and Southern and Central Luzon including Metro Manila, Panay, Negros, Mindoro, Zambales and Bataan. 

A low pressure area was also spotted 470 km east of Aparri, Cagayan Tuesday morning but is unlikely to affect any part of the country. 

The water level at Angat Dam in Norzagaray, Bulacan continued to dip further Tuesday, hitting the 158.77 mm mark, below the 160-meter critical level.

According to a PAGASA climate forum, the lowest water level in Angat Dam ever recorded was in July 18, 2010 when it reached 157.56 mm. 

PAGASA hydrologist Sonia Serrano said Angat Dam will need 1300 mm of rain to reach normal high water level. 

On the other hand, the water level of La Mesa Dam has risen slightly to 69.2 meters, a slight elevation of 0.54 meters, due to recent rains.