The provinces of Cavite, Batangas and Laguna are now under orange rainfall warning due to heavy rains brought by prevailing southwest monsoon enhanced by Typhoon “Ineng”, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in its latest advisory issued at 10 a.m. Saturday
The orange rainfall advisory, the second in its three-stage rainfall warning system, is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm and 30 mm within one hour. Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the orange alert.
PAGASA said still under the yellow warning rainfall are Metro Manila, the provinces of Nueva Ecija, Bulacan, Zambales, Tarlac, Pampanga, Rizal and Bataan.
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 given this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.
The state weather bureau said the information are based on current radar trends and all available meteorological data.
PAGASA advised the public and the disaster risk reduction and management council concerned to monitor the weather condition and watch for the next advisory to be issued at 1 p.m.. PNA