Rosita rains like Ondoy's? Not so, says PAGASA


Posted at Oct 29 2018 01:04 PM | Updated as of Oct 29 2018 03:26 PM

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Typhoon Rosita is expected to bring less rain compared to tropical storm Ondoy, which inundated Metro Manila and nearby areas in 2009, the state weather bureau said Monday.

Ondoy dumped 400 mm of rain in 6 hours, while Rosita is expected to bring 365 mm of rain spread out in 24 hours, said PAGASA weather services assistant chief Rene Paciente.

"Ang bagyong Rosita ay hindi siya kasing lakas ng paulan kagaya kay Ondoy. Mas mababa nang kaunti iyung rainfall amount na maibigay ni Rosita," he said in a press conference.

(Typhoon Rosita's rainfall will not be as strong as Ondoy. The rainfall amount it will deliver is slightly lower.)

Rosita weakened on Monday morning as its warm core interacted with the cold and dry air from the northeast monsoon or amihan, said Paciente.

The typhoon, however, may still trigger possible storm surges, floods and landslides in northern and Central Luzon, PAGASA said.

Rosita will hit land in the Isabela-Aurora on Tuesday morning, 2 days ahead of All Souls' Day, when millions of Filipino Catholics troop to cemeteries to honor their dead.

Visit the ABS-CBN Weather Center for the latest weather updates.

ANC, 29 September 2018