PAGASA has raised the warning signal from green to red in parts of Metro Manila this afternoon. Heavy to intense (15.0-30.0 millimeters/hr) rains with occasional torrential (more than 30.0 mm/hr) rains are expected over Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, Valenzuela, Manila, Pasig, Pasay and Taguig.
As of Tuesday evening, the state of calamity was declared in the provinces of Bataan, Laguna, Pampanga and Zambales; Cainta and San Mateo, both of Rizal province; and Valenzuela City, Malabon City, and Muntinlupa City, all of Metro Manila.
Metro Manila and other parts of the country were already saturated from Typhoon Gener (international codename: Saola) last week that battered Manila and the north for several days before blowing away Friday. That storm was responsible for at least 53 deaths.
As of 5:30 am today, PAGASA said "moderate to heavy (7.5-12.0 mm/hr) rains is expected over Metro Manila and at times Heavy to Intense (10.0-20.0 mm/hr) rains within the next 2 hours."
following routes were still flooded as of posting time:
* E. Rodrigez-Araneta, Talayan-Araneta, Araneta Kaliraya and Araneta Maria Clara all not passable to all types of vehicles due to waist deep floodwater;
* Osmeña Highway: Gil Puyat (formerly Buendia) not passable;
* San Juan Area: F. Manalo Blumentrit, Brgy. Salapan, Rivera Street, A.Fernandez, R.Fernandez, San Joaquin, San Perpecto, Aurora SM Center Point are all not passable to all types of vehicles;
* Western: CM Recto-Rizal westbound (waist deep), Doroteo to Jose Soler (knee deep), RMD V.Mapa (waist deep). España, Manila City Hall, UN Taft, RMB Pureza, RMB Old Sta.Mesa, and Recto Underpass not passable to all types of vehicles.
Predicted Mean Sea Level Pressure Analysis for 8 a.m., 08 August 2012
Predicted Mean Sea Level Wind Analysis for 8 a.m., 08 August 2012
Satellite Image for 4:32 a.m., 08 August 2012
Southwest Monsoon affecting Luzon and Visayas.
Luzon will experience occasional rains becoming frequent over the Western section of Luzon which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Visayas and 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. (in Filipino)
Tropical Cyclone Update As of today, there is no tropical cyclone existing within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR).
Code: Green Warning For: Metro Manila Issued at: 5:30 AM, 08 August 2012
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