PAGASA issues flood warning advisory for Aurora province

Published October 3, 2020, 8:14 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued a flood advisory for Aurora province on Saturday, Oct. 3, evening due to rains from the extension of a low pressure area (LPA) east of Luzon.

The advisory, valid until 6 a.m. on Sunday, said light to moderate rains and thunderstorms may affect Aurora’s rivers and its tributaries, particularly Casiguran, Aguang, and Lower Umiray.

“People living near the mountain slopes and in the low-lying areas of the river systems and the local disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned are advised to be alert for possible flash floods,” PAGASA advised.

Meanwhile, the weather bureau has not yet issued a gale warning but fisherfolk and seafarers are still advised to observe caution when venturing out to sea. 

Moderate sea condition is expected over the waters of Northern Luzon, while slight to moderate seas will prevail across the rest of the country’s seaboards.

The trough or extension of an LPA will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Quezon, Aurora, Albay, Catanduanes, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Sorsogon, and Masbate.

Palawan may also experience scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon or “habagat.”

Warm weather from morning till noonmay prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country. 

However, short-lived rain showers due to localized thunderstorms may affect these areas in the afternoon until evening, that sometimes may extend until early morning.

Due to the possibility of heavy rain showers during severe thunderstorms, PAGASA advised the public to take necessary precautionary measures in case of flooding or landslides.