Heavy rain falls anew on Davao

Subscribe Now January 31, 2013 at 10:23am

Heavy rain fell anew on Davao City Wednesday night, even as state weather forecasters warned of possible flash floods and landslides in parts of the Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours. "As of 10 p.m., downtown area is experiencing light to moderate rain. Toril, Calinan and Baguio areas are experiencing heavy rains. Water level is normal in all major rivers," said the Davao City government on its Facebook page.

Meanwhile, PAGASA said possible flash floods and landslides due to heavy rain may threaten parts of Eastern Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours as the tail-end of a cold front is affecting Eastern Visayas while the northeast monsoon is still affecting Luzon.

Among the areas PAGASA said may experience "cloudy skies with moderate to heavy rain showers and thunderstorms which may trigger flash floods and landslides" are:

- Eastern and Central Visayas
- Caraga region
- Camiguin and Misamis Oriental

Parts of Mindanao had been affected by floods in past weeks.

PAGASA also said the Bicol region and the rest of Visayas and of Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will be partly cloudy with brief light rain, it added.

Also, moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and from the east to northeast over the rest of the country.

The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be moderate to rough.

PAGASA also said strong to gale-force winds associated with the northeast monsoon may affect the northern and western seaboards of northern Luzon and the eastern seaboard of Luzon and Visayas.

"Fishing boats and other small seacrafts are advised not to venture out into the sea while larger sea vessels are alerted against big waves," it said.

Source: gmanetwork.com

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