Moderate to heavy rains to continue over Luzon

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Some commuters endure heavy floods along España Boulevard in Manila following the non-stop rainfall brought by the strengthened Habagat on Saturday midnight, July 24. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Much of Luzon will continue to be drenched by moderate to heavy rains on Sunday due to the southwest monsoon, the  Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

PAGASA said moderate to heavy with at times intense rains will prevail over Ilocos Region, Abra, Benguet, Zambales, and Bataan, while light to moderate with at times heavy rains will prevail over Metro Manila, the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, Nueva Vizcaya, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Cavite, Batangas, and Occidental Mindoro.

The weather bureau also warned of landslides and flooding in areas that will be hit by heavy or prolonged rains.

“Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazards as identified in hazard maps,” PAGASA said.

The PAGASA Regional Services Divisions may also issue local Thunderstorm/Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings while the Hydrometeorology Division and River Basin Flood Forecasting and Warning Centers may issue General Flood Advisories and Basin Flood Bulletins as appropriate.

“The public and disaster risk reduction and management offices concerned are advised to take appropriate measures and watch for the next update on this weather system,” it added.

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