shared from PAGASA-DOST
Weather System: Southwest Monsoon enhanced by Tropical Storm MARING
Target Areas: Metro Manila
Issued at: 1:30 PM, 21 August 2013 (Wednesday)
Moderate to heavy rains affecting Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Rizal, Cavite, Tarlac, Bataan, portions of Laguna, Quezon, Occidental Mindoro and Zambales and most likely to continue for the next 3 hours.
FLOODING in low-lying areas may still prevail.
ALL are advised to MONITOR the weather condition and watch for the next advisory.
* * *
At 4:00 am today, Tropical Storm “MARING” (TRAMI) was estimated based on all available data at 500 km northeast of Itbayat, Batanes (24.2°N,125.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 105 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 135 kph. It is forecast to move west northwest at 15 kph. Southwest monsoon affecting Luzon and Visayas.
Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon and the province of Benguet, Batanes and Babuyan Group of Islands will experience monsoon rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Visayas, the rest of Luzon and the regions of Caraga and Davao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.
Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.
* * *