Angat’s water level dips slightly despite rains

By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The water level at Angat Dam has once again dipped slightly on Tuesday amid the prevalence of southwest monsoon or “habagat” over western Luzon.

A part of Angat Dam is seen at Norzagaray, Bulacan. (JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN)
A part of Angat Dam is seen at Norzagaray, Bulacan.
(JANSEN ROMERO / MANILA BULLETIN)

Based on the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration’s (PAGASA) monitoring as of Tuesday morning, Angat Dam’s water level was at 161.46 meters, down by 10 centimeters from last Monday’s 161.56 meters.

The seesaw state of Angat Dam was triggered by the insufficiency of rainfall over the Angat watershed even if it has been raining in the past few weeks in other parts of the country.

Meanwhile, the water level at La Mesa Dam has increased from 73.44 last Monday meters to 73.72 meters on Tuesday.

According to PAGASA weather specialist Meno Mendoza, the weather bureau does not expect the formation of a low pressure area inside the country within the next two to three days.

But the habagat will continue to bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms over Metro Manila, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon, Zambales, and Bataan.

The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

Mendoza said warm and humid mornings will persist but sudden heavy rains or thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon or evening that may cause flash floods or landslides in low-lying or mountainous areas.

 
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