Rain and Flood Alerts in Central Luzon and Manila

Flood 2013-08-19

The red rainfall alert was extended again in Metro Manila and nearby provinces by the state weather bureau shortly after 3:00 a.m. this morning following incessant heavy to torrential rains brought by the southwest monsoon (Habagat), which was enhanced by tropical storm TRAMI / Maring.

Flood 2013-08-19
Photo courtesy of UNO

Since Sunday, heavy rain and floods had submerged parts of Metro Manila. The UK Embassy in Manila cancelled consular appointments on Monday. In posts on its Twitter account, the UK Embassy said those affected by the development may contact the embassy via email or telephone.

Intermittent rains rendered portions of Manila City impassable to light vehicles this morning. Espana, Rizal Avenue-Tayuman, Doroteo Jose corner Rizal Avenue, and both directions fronting the Manila City Hall along Burgos were not also passable.
But in most parts of Metro Manila traffic  remained normal. 

Weather better in the south

Here in the south we are lucky. The weather is fair and the steady but rather strong Habagat is cooling a bit. But the sea is rough and whole beaches change their shape. Millions of tons of sand are moved around. There are no ships out in the sea. Flying is possible.

Agoho Beach 2013-08-19 (click to enlarge)

Our sandy beach in Agoho, Camiguin forms lagoons while waves are moving tons of sand from west to east.
Agoho Beach 2013-08-19 (click to enlarge)
Children playing at the shore of Agoho beach enjoying wind and waves

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