18 Jan Monday’s 7-Hour Heavy Rain in CDO, MisOr Equivalent to a Month’s Rainfall; Weather to Improve Come Friday
Records showed that MisOr, of which includes Cagayan de Oro, had been hit by severe flooding four times already in the past 6 years. To mention are three storms and just recently, a low-pressure area (LPA), which brought heavy rains over the city last January 16, 2017, Monday.
The said Monday’s heavy rains, according to the state weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), were nearly equivalent to the amount of a month’s rainfall in Misamis Oriental which fell in just a span of 7 hours only.
It was recorded that within the 24-hour period, the amount of rain that fell on Monday was measured at 72.4 mm which is just 26 mm short compared to 98.9 mm, the average rainfall for the month of January.
However, with the dissipation of the LPA, rains may begin to ease in the Visayas and Mindanao sooner this week. Still, the public are being warned to be alert for landslides can occur due to the saturation of the soil caused by the previous days’ moderate to occasionally heavy downpour.
Currently, regions in Visayas, as well as those in Northern Mindanao and Caraga, will still be affected by the tail-end of a cold front which will bring cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms. But later beginning Friday, improved weather is being expected as the tail-end of a cold front eases where there will be less cloudiness.