MANILA, Philippines (PNA) – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday night raised the red warning signal or under the emergency code over Metro Manila because of heavy rains.
In its twitter account, PAGASA said heavy and intense rains were observed over the metropolis with an accumulated rainfall of 83.5 mm was recorded in Quezon City and 63.5mm over Marikina in the past three hours, while the rest of Metro Manila also experienced heavy to intense rainfall of 10.0 to 30.0 mm/hr.
PAGASA expects the heavy rains to continue throughout the night.
PAGASA also warned of flooding in low-lying areas and those located near the river channels.
“Residents in high risk areas are advised to take precautionary measures, monitor the weather condition, and watch out for the next warning,” PAGASA said.
Meanwhile, the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) said on its twitter account, as of 9 pm, Maysilo Circle in Mandaluyong was unpassable to cars and light vehicles due to the waist-deep floods. Traffic was also at a stand-still in Coastal Road, Valenzuela Exit to Camachile in Quezon City and San Mateo, Rizal. (Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan)