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Flashfloods, landslides
threaten VisMin

Possible flash floods and landslides threaten residents in Eastern Visayas and Caraga region due to the tail-end of the cold front affecting these areas, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said yesterday.

Weather forecaster Ricky Fabregas said that while there was no weather disturbance near the Philippine territory, the tail-end of a cold font continued affecting Eastern and Central Visayas, Northern Mindanao, and the Caraga region.

The provinces of Bohol, Camiguin, Dinagat Island, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Agusan del Norte and Misamis Oriental will have cloudy skies with occasional moderate to heavy rains which may trigger flashfloods and landslides.

Fabregas said Palawan and the rest of Visayas will be cloudy with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms.

He added some parts of Luzon, including Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region and the provinces of Aurora and Quezon will be cloudy with light rains because of the effects of the northeast monsoon, or 'hangin amihan.'

Fabregas said the rest of the country, including Metro Manila, are expected to have a mixture of sunny to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers in the afternoon or evening due to localized convective activities.

He noted the northeast monsoon also sometimes contributed to the cold and drizzly weather.

Fabregas said that no tropical cyclone formation is expected until Friday as they have not seen any weather disturbance near or within the Philippine territory.*PNA

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Flashfloods, landslides threaten VisMin