Monsoon rains to persist in Metro Manila, nearby areas until tomorrow — PAGASA

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 12) —  Expect heavy monsoon rains to persist in Metro Manila and nearby areas until tomorrow, as Tropical Storm Karding (international name Yagi) on its way to China, continues to enhance the southwest monsoon or Habagat.

In its 11 a.m. update, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that Karding continues to bring scattered and widespread rains to Metro Manila and the western section of Luzon.

Weather officials said heavy to moderate rainfall will continue in Metro Manila, Rizal, Cavite, Zambales, Bataan, Bulacan, Pampanga, Ilocos Region and the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Residents of these areas, especially those near river channels and in low-lying and mountainous areas, are advised to take caution for possible flooding and landslide.

PAGASA also warned fisherfolk and seafarers, as sea travel remains risky over the northern and western seaboard of Luzon.

As of Sunday morning, Karding was estimated at 600 kilometers north-northeast of extreme northern Luzon outside of the Philippine Area of Responsibility. The center has maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 90 kph. It is moving west at 15 kph.

PAGASA forecasters, meanwhile, said they are not monitoring any other weather disturbance outside the country.