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Expect all-day rain over Metro Cebu, says weather bureau

By: Rosalie Abatayo - Reporter/CDN Digital | January 20,2020 - 10:14 AM

Commuters brave the early morning rain on Monday, January 20, 2020, in Cebu City. CDN Digital photo | Gerard Vincent Francisco

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It’s a rainy post-Sinulog morning and the state weather bureau says the rains are likely to stay over Metro Cebu for the Monday, January 20, 2020, the state weather bureau said.

Jhomer Eclarino, a weather specialist at the Mactan Station of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), said the rainy weather is brought by the tail end of a cold front that is now affecting the entire Visayas region.

At 7:55 a.m., Pagasa already issued its first advisory for light to moderate with occasional heavy rains over northern and central Cebu.

“Expected nato nga whole day ni ang pag-uwan-uwan not only in Central Visayas but the entire Visayas,” Eclarino told CDN Digital via phone.

(We should expect that the rain will last for the whole day not only in Central Visayas but the entire Visayas.)

Pagasa is warning localities that are experiencing heavy rains to remain cautious and vigilant for possible risks in their respective communities.

“Ang atong bantayanan kay kining atong mga localized thunderstorms nga dala ng tail end of a cold front. Kung dunay occasional heavy rains, pwede nga may magkaflash floods and landslides,” he added.

(What we should watch out for is the localized thunderstorms that is brought by the tail end of a cold front. If there is occasional heavy rains, this can lead to flash floods and landslides.)

Eclarino, however, said the rains will subside and Cebu will eventually be back to fairer weather as the tail end’s effect lessens over the Visayas on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. /bmjo

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