Taal activity to bring rain on parts of Calabarzon

CNN Philippines (Metro Manila, January 14) – People in Batangas, Cavite, Laguna, Quezon will have cloudy skies and rains with feathers due to the continuous eruptions of the Taal Volcano, an official with the state meteorological agency said on Tuesday.

The rains may cause reduced visibility and mudflow conditions, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said in an update on Tuesday.

But PAGASA’s weather forecaster, Aldczar Aurelio, also said that these rains can eliminate ashes in areas affected by volcanic activity that has been going on since Sunday afternoon.

Aurelio also said that Tagaytay winds are now heading towards the provinces of Quezon, Rizal and Aurora, which means that these areas could be reached by volcanic ash from the Taal Volcano, an irritant to the eyes and lungs.

On Sunday, northern gusts brought ash in parts of Luzon, including Metro Manila and Calabarzón, which led local governments to suspend classes.

Meanwhile, light rains may prevail over Ilocos, the Cagayan Valley and the Cordillera Administrative Region due to the northeast monsoon.

The low-pressure area within the PAGASA monitoring area, last seen 670 kilometers east of Guiuan, is also forecast that Eastern Samar will weaken at any time on Tuesday.

The PAGASA forecaster, Meno Mendoza, added in an information session that they don’t expect a new weather system in the next two or three days.

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