• PAGASA lifts red, orange rainfall alerts as ‘Mario’ moves away


    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Saturday lifted the red and orange rainfall warnings in nearby areas in Luzon.

    In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Connie Dadivas said the southwest monsoon has weakened as tropical storm “Mario” continues to move away.

    However, she said a yellow rainfall warning is still raised in Zambales, Tarlac and Nueva Ecija. It was issued at 6 a.m. Saturday.

    Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow rainfall advisory is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm and 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.

    Communities under this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.

    Meanwhile, Dadivas said the southwest monsoon will continue to induce light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over some parts of ‪Cavite‬, ‪Bataan‬, ‪Bulacan‬, ‪Metro Manila‬ and ‪Pampanga‬ which may persist within three hours.

    The next rainfall advisory will be issued after three hours. PNA


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