BRING your rain gear with you when you venture out for the weekend.
The state weather bureau, Pagasa, said a low pressure area east of Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, may bring moderate rain to parts of northern Luzon on Saturday
Pagasa’s 5 p.m. Friday bulletin also said Typhoon Goring (international name Halola) slightly weakened but has continued moving west at 15 kilometers per hour (kph).
Goring was estimated at 1,095 northeast of Basco, Batanes, as of 4 p.m. Friday, with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph.
Pagasa said cloudy skies with light to moderate rain and thunderstorms will be experienced over Cagayan Valley and Ilocos Norte and Apayao provinces on Saturday while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
Coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.
Marikina declogs waterways
The Marikina City government also on Friday said it has removed garbage and dredged waterways to prevent flooding during the rainy season.
Mayor Del de Guzman said the City Engineering Office regularly conducted declogging of creeks and waterways using traditional and modern equipment.
Silt and mud from the mountains are the primary causes of shallowing of the Marikina River, while garbage chokes small waterways and causes flooding, the mayor added.