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Flooding Rain to Continue Across Philippines

Despite pulling away from the Philippines, Typhoon Goni will continue to impact the weather bringing additional flooding rainfall across Luzon.

Heavy rain will continue across western Luzon through the beginning of the new week. A moist southwesterly flow coming from the South China Sea will continue to bring rounds of heavy rain through at least Tuesday.

Last week and over the weekend, Goni battered the northern Philippines and left 15 people dead, mainly due to landslides, the Associated Press reports.

In Baguio City, 755 mm (nearly 30 inches) of rain has fallen since Thursday. Many other parts of northwestern Luzon have seen 250-500 mm (10-20 inches) of rain during the same time.

Although seeing locally heavy rain, Manila has largely escaped the flooding rainfall so far; however, residents should not let their guard down quite yet.

The threat for 50-100 mm (2-4 inches) of rain will be a daily occurrence in Manila through the beginning of the new week. Similar to the past several days, the heaviest and most widespread rain is expected to fall to the north of Manila. Baguio and areas to the north will once again be at risk for the heaviest rain with locally over 200 mm (4 inches) of rain daily.

The continuation of heavy will rain could cause additional life-threatening flooding and potentially more mudslides.