PAGASA warns Metro Manila of 'serious flooding'


Posted at Aug 19 2017 11:01 PM | Updated as of Aug 20 2017 04:40 AM

MANILA (UPDATE) — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a red rainfall warning over Metro Manila on Saturday night.

An orange rainfall warning was raised over Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, and Rizal as of 12:30 a.m., Sunday.

A yellow warning remains hoisted over Cavite, with possible flooding in low-lying areas.

At about 12 a.m., the vicinity of the Manila City Hall, Recto-Avenida, and Guirayan St. in Quezon City were not passable to light vehicles, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority said.

Heavy rains with lightning and strong winds will affect Tarlac, Batangas and Quezon for the next two hours.

PAGASA said the heavy downpour is due to an intertropical convergence zone affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

The public is advised to monitor the weather condition.

Meanwhile, a low-pressure area was spotted in the vicinity of Cagayan province on Saturday morning.

Pureza LRT2 Station in Sta. Mesa, Manila at about 10:35 p.m. Courtesy of Bayan Patroller Kyle Ramos

Vitalez St. compound, Parañaque City at about 11 p.m. Courtesy of Bayan Patroller Johmar Masbang