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Overnight monsoon & flood monitoring (August 8, 2012)


  • PAGASA as of 2:00am: Heavy to Intense Rainfall (15.0-21.0 mm/hr) over Manila, Quezon City and Marikina while Moderate to Heavy Rainfall (7.5-12.0 mm/hr) over the rest of Metro Manila.
  • Doppler image from Subic station. via Project Noah


  • MARIKINA RIVER UPDATE: As of 2:26AM, Marikina River water level at the Sto Niño station is now at 20.26 meters. via @nababaha

  • Send me your photos, what time you took them, tell me where you are, what the situation is like. I'll post relevant updates.

  • All areas of the NORTH LUZON EXPRESSWAY are passable to all types of vehicles, traffic is fast moving. via @nlextraffic as of 3am.
  • Flooding in Pinagbuhatan, Pasig as of 3:00am. Sent in by Willa Rey.


  • MARIKINA RIVER UPDATE: As of 3:00AM, Marikina River water level at the Sto Niño station is now at 20.29 meters above sea level. That's 0.03 meters higher since the last update. Info from @nababaha of Project Noah.

  • PAGASA lowers alert level to GREEN WARNING SIGNAL
    Issued at: 3:00 AM, 08 August 2012 (Wednesday)
    Target Areas: Metro Manila

    Heavy to Intense rainfall (15.0-25.0 mm/hr) was recorded over Manila, QC & Marikina while Moderate to heavy rainfall (7.5-15.0 mm/hr) over the rest of Metro manila.

    Moderate to heavy (7.5-15.0 mm/hr) rains is expected over the Southern portion of Metro Manila and at times Heavy to Intense (15.0-25.0 mm/hr) rains over the Northern portion of Metro Manila within the next 3 hours.

    Residents in flood/landslides risk areas are advised to take precautionary measures and WATCH OUT for the next warning.

  • PAGASA lowers alert level to GREEN. Moderate to heavy rains expected over southern Metro Manila, heavy to intense rains over northern Metro Manila in the next 3 hrs.

  • PALACE ADVISORY: Work in national government offices and the public sector resume today, August 8, 2012. Full statement by the Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda here.
  • Latest Dam/Reservoir Status as of 2am


  • CENTRAL LUZON WEATHER as of 4:00AM: Moderate to heavy rains over the vicinity of Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan & Bulacan expected over the next 3hrs.

  • NORTHERN LUZON WEATHER as of 04:00AM: Moderate to heavy rains over the vicinity of Ilocos Sur, La Union & Pangasinan while light to moderate rains over Benguet & Nueva Ecija.
  • Flooded bus stop along Galicia St. corner Espana, Manila. Sent in by Vincent Alexei Betos.


  • MARIKINA RIVER UPDATE: As of 4:00AM, Marikina River water level at the Sto Niño station is now at 20.32 meters above sea level. An increase of 0.03 meters in the last hour. via @nababaha

  • MIMAROPA WEATHER as of 04:20AM: Light to moderate rains over the vicinity of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro.

  • PAGASA-Flood Forecasting and Warning Section reports via Twitter that the Tullahan River overflowed this morning according to residents of Fairview in Quezon City.
  • Doppler image from Project Noah, 4:02am


  • MMDA lifts Number Coding for today Aug8,2012 except for Makati. Makati Traffic has yet to make an announcement.

  • TRAFFIC UPDATE: As of 4:56 AM Mayapis corner Malugay Street in Barangay San Antonio, Makati is submerged under 3 feet of flood waters, is not passable. via @MakatiTraffic

  • MARIKINA RIVER UPDATE: As of 5:00AM, Marikina River water level at the Sto Niño station is now at 20.13 meters above sea level. The water level has gone down by 0.19 meters over the last hour. via @nababaha
  • PAGASA Satellite Image as of 4:32am


  • PAGASA 5am UPDATE: Luzon will experience occasional rains becoming frequent over the western section of Luzon which may trigger flash floods and landslides. Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

  • GREEN WARNING SIGNAL:
    Issued at: 05:30 AM, 08 August 2012 (Wednesday)
    Target Areas: Metro Manila

    Moderate to Heavy rainfall (10.0-15.0 mm/hr) was recorded over CAMANVA and Northern portion of QC while Light to Moderate rainfall (2.0-5.0 mm/hr) over the rest of Metro manila.

    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.

    Residents in flood/landslides risk areas are advised to take precautionary measures and WATCH OUT for the next warning.

  • There is no tropical cyclone existing w/in the Philippine Area of Responsibility today. HABAGAT affecting Luzon & Visayas. via @dost_pagasa
  • Doppler image from Project Noah, 5:14am


  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Kingsville to Filinvest along Marcos Highway not passable to all types of vehicle due to waist deep floods. via @MMDA

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: As of 5:45 AM, areas before Shell Burol Northbound (Bulacan) along the North Luzon Expressway are passable only to trucks and buses due to flooding. via @nlextraffic
  • The skies are still grey, but the rain has stopped for a bit along V. Luna Avenue in Quezon City. Send us your photos so we can include them in our live blog. Photo by Michael Josh Villanueva.

  • Doppler image from Project Noah, 5:50am


  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: SLEX Traffic Control Supervisor Ric Mapuyan being interviewed on Radio Station DZBB says the South Luzon Expressway is passable to all vehicles. No portions of SLEX are flooded.

  • MRT & LRT lines are both operational today.

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: As of 6:47 AM, EDSA P. Tuazon tunnel is not passable. via @MMDA

  • PAGASA as of 6:50AM: Moderate rains over northern portions of Quezon City and Marikina.
  • More reports of flooded areas in Metro Manila. This one sent in by Dr. Raffy Castillo taken at 6:29am along the Laon-loan/Alfonso Mendoza intersection in Sampaloc, Manila.


  • CENTRAL LUZON WEATHER as of 7:00AM: Light to moderate rains over the vicinity of Zambales, Pampanga, Bataan and Bulacan.
  • Latest Dam/Reservoir Status as of 5am


  • Work at Supreme Court and appellate courts is suspended today due to inclement weather tweets Rappler Justice reporter Purple Romero

  • MIMAROPA WEATHER As of 7:02AM: Moderate rains over the vicinity of Occidental and Oriental Mindoro.

  • TRAFFIC UPDATE: Portions of the North Luzon Expressway along km 32 are flooded. According to the Twitter account of the NLEX as of 7am. Southbound lane is passable, northbound lane is passable to light vehicles. But Twitter user Linda Pantanilla that a 500m section is impassable to light vehicles.
  • Twitter user Linda Pantanilla sent us this photo of a flooded section of the North Luzon Expressway, northbound near the Balagtas Exit. She says the flooded stretch is about 500m and is impassable to light vehicles.


  • Philippine National Railway trips still suspended because of some railroad tracks are still under flood waters. PNR waiting for flood waters to subside to safe travel levels. via @PNRrailways

  • TRAVEL ADVISORY: Philippine Airlines issued this advisory at 7am. "Flights scheduled for today (08Aug) are pushing through. Delays may be expected due to weather conditions. Passengers who are unable to take their flights today (08Aug) due to floods may rebook their tickets, with rebooking charges waived."

  • Despite the Palace pronouncement that work in government offices will resume today, the Makati government twitter account @MakatiTraffic is reporting that work in Makati local government offices is suspended today, August 8, 2012.


  • GREEN WARNING SIGNAL:
    Issued at: 07:30 AM, 08 August 2012 (Wednesday)
    Target Areas: Metro Manila

    Heavy to Intense rainfall (10-20 mm/hr) was recorded
    over Pasig, Paranaque, Taguig and North QC while moderate to heavy rainfall (3-9 mm/hr) over the rest of Metro Manila.

    Moderate to heavy (6-15 mm/hr) rains is expected over
    Metro Manila and occasional heavy to intense (10-20 mm/hr) rains within the next 2 hours.

    Residents in flood/landslides risk areas are advised to
    take precautionary measures and WATCH OUT for the next
    warning.
  • Flooding along Dela Rosa St. near Osmeña in Makati City at 8:05 am. Photo by Arnel Cayabyab.


  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: As of 8:45 AM, the southbound lane of the North Luzon Expressway is passable to traffic. Flooded sections of at KM 32 northbound is still passable to light vehicles using inner lanes. via @nlextraffic
  • Okay. Signing out from overnight duty. Thanks to everyone who sent in photos and gave me the heads up for other reports. We'll be starting another live blog in a bit and will continue to bring you weather, traffic and flood updates throughout the day. Stay safe and dry. @michaeljosh out.
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