• Flashfloods expected over most of PH


    Expect flashfloods and landslides in most parts of the country as tropical storm “Gorio” moves northwest, affecting Luzon and Western Visayas, the state weather bureau said.

    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said monsoon rains may cause flashfloods and landslides over Metro Manila and the regions of Ilocos, Cordillera, Central Luzon, Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal and Quezon) and Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, Palawan).

    As of 3 p.m. Friday, “Gorio” was spotted 475 kilometers northeast of Tuguegarao City with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 145 kph.

    Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Visayas and the rest of Luzon, and partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over Mindanao.

    Pagasa said moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest would prevail over the rest of Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas would be moderate to rough.

    Rains and gusty winds will be experienced over Batanes.

    The state weather bureau said three weather disturbances were affecting the Philippines.

    The weather bureau said “Gorio” enhanced the southwest monsoon, spawning rains, while a tropical depression was also spotted 600 kilometers north of Calayan, Cagayan.

    However, the tropical depression has not affected the southwest monsoon.

    Pagasa placed Batanes Group of Islands under tropical cyclone warning signal no. 2 and Babuyan Islands under TWCS no. 1.



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