CLASSES in Metro Manila and some provinces were suspended anew Wednesday because of heavy rains brought by the southwest monsoon.
Classes in all levels were suspended in the cities of Caloocan, Las Piñas, Makati, Malabon, Mandaluyong, Manila, Marikina, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Taguig, Valenzuela and Pateros.
Muntinlupa, Quezon, and San Juan canceled classes from pre-school to high school levels.
Other areas that also suspended classes are Obando, Bulacan; Biñan and San Pedro in Laguna; the towns of Angono, Baras, Cainta, Jalajala, Morong, Rodriguez, San Mateo, Taytay and Teresa in Rizal province.
Weather forecasters said a low pressure area 1,200 kilometers east of Aparri, Cagayan enhanced the southwest monsoon and induced rains in Luzon.
They said the southwest monsoon will “bring moderate to heavy rains over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Calabarzon and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro and northern Palawan.”
“Residents in these areas are alerted against possible flashfloods and landslides,” the weather bureau warned.
It said Western Visayas will also have light to moderate rains.
Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will prevail over Western Visayas and the rest of Luzon.
Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms are expected over the rest of the country.
Meanwhile, Marikina City officials are monitoring the water level of the Marikina river. Reports said the water level reached the 13.2-meter mark on Wednesday morning, still far from the 15-meter first warning level.