Pagasa downgrades red rainfall alert to orange
MANILA - The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has downgraded the rainfall alert in Metro Manila and nearby provinces from red to orange.
An orange rainfall alert means heavy to intense rains of 15 to 30 millimeters will be affecting Metro Manila, Rizal, Laguna, Cavite, Bulacan, Pampanga, Tarlac, Zambales and Bataan.
The latest PAGASA advisory issued at 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday also said, “moderate to heavy rains is affecting Northern Quezon and portion of Nueva Ecija and most likely to continue for the next 3 hours.”
The red alert was imposed early Tuesday morning, as the southwest monsoon continued to dump rains made more intense by tropical storm Maring. Red alert means more than 30 millimeters of rain.
PAGASA said the tropical storm is expected to leave the country on Thursday morning.