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Pagasa stops advisories on Metro Manila floods as rains stop

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines - (UPDATE, 7:40 a.m.) Torrential rains early Wednesday morning caused flooding in some parts of Metro Manila and prompted the state weather bureau to raise the yellow rainfall advisory. Pagasa immediately stopped issuing rainfall advisories when the rains stopped.

But Metro Manila residents were told to stay alert.

The rains over Metro Manila were caused by a low pressure area (LPA) off Quezon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration said. As of 2 a.m., the LPA was spotted 80 km east of Infanta, Quezon.

In its weather forecast, Pagasa said the whole country will experience cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms. Landslides and flashfloods are also possible.

Coastal waters throughout the country were forecast to be slight to moderate.

Pagasa issued the yellow rainfall advisory at 4:30 a.m. after heavy torrential rains were observed over Manila and Paranaque. Moderate to heavy rains were observed over the rest of Metro Manila, including Quezon City, Camanava, Mandaluyong, San Juan, Makati, Marikina, Pasig, Pasay, Taguig, Las Pinas, and Muntinlupa. It warned of possible flooding in low-lying areas.

The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has already reported some flooded areas because of the rains:

- As of 6:16 a.m., Kalaw-UN in Manila is not passable to light vehicles;

- As of 6:16 a.m., Taft Romualdez in Manila is not passable to light vehicles;

- As of 6:16 a.m., around Manila City Hall has gutter-deep floods;

- As of 6:16 a.m., Muelle del Rio Pier in Manila is not passable to light vehicles;

No class suspensions were reported as of this time.

 

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