MANILA (UPDATED) — Still reeling from the effects of Typhoon Karding, parts of Luzon will continue to be drenched, as well as portions of the Visayas, due to the southwest monsoon or habagat, according to state weather forecaster PAGASA on Tuesday.
It added that a new low-pressure area has entered the Philippine area of responsibility, although it has a low chance of becoming a storm.
Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, and Western Visayas might experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms because of the southwest monsoon and the trough or extension of Typhoon Karding, PAGASA said in its 24-hour bulletin released 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The weather bureau also said that isolated rain showers or thunderstorms can be expected in Metro Manila and the rest of the country due to the southwest monsoon and localized thunderstorms.
The vast area of Manila, including some parts of Quezon City, experienced torrential downpour Tuesday afternoon, causing heavy traffic in major roads and on Quezon Bridge from Lawton area going to Quiapo.
Gutter-deep floodwaters were reported around the Metropolitan Theater in Arroceros as a result of the rain.
Now outside the Philippine area and heading toward Vietnam, Karding (international name: Noru) left a trail of destruction in Luzon, claiming at least 8 lives and causing over P1 billion in agricultural damage.
The typhoon was 1,005 kilometers west of northern Luzon at 3 p.m., packing maximum sustained winds of up to 165 kph.
Karding first hit land in the Philippines as a super typhoon with 195 kph winds on Sunday afternoon, making it the strongest storm to hit the country this year thus far.
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—with a report from Johnson Manabat and Jasmin Romero, ABS-CBN News