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Pagasa terminates Orange rainfall advisory

InterAksyon.com
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA - State weather bureau Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical SErvices Administration) terminated its rainfall advisory over Metro Manila Tuesday morning.

As of 7 a.m., the rainfall advisory was terminated after the Orange advisory was issued past 4 a.m. when heavy rains with strong winds battered several cities in the metropolis, forcing the suspension of some classes and causing flooding in some areas.

Light to moderate rainfall was observed over Metro Manila in the past two hours.

However, Pagasa said occasional light to moderate rains are still expected over some portions of Metro Manila.

"People are still advised to monitor the weather condition and watch out for next updates," it said.

Earlier, Pagasa said a tropical depression has formed off Northern Luzon and will bring occasional rains over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon.

In its 5 a.m. bulletin, Pagasa said the tropical depression was estimated at 550 km west of Northern Luzon with winds of up to 55 kph near the center. The United States' Joint Typhoon Warning Center, meanwhile, has classified it into a tropical storm with international name Gaemi.

Pagasa said the tropical depression is almost stationary. 

Metro Manila, Cordillera, Central Luzon and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Palawan) will experience occasional moderate to heavy rains with thunderstorms. 

Meanwhile, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon), Bicol and Eastern Visayas will have occasional light to moderate rains or thunderstorms.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with brief rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Coastal areas in Northern and Central Luzon will be moderate to rough while slight to moderate seas will be experienced elsewhere, Pagasa said.