Bohol rainfall back to normal?

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Bohol rainfall back to normal?

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Just as the PAGASA had terminated the rainfall advisory, moderate to heavy rainfall had been experienced again yesterday in several areas in Bohol.

This made the flooded ricefields difficult to subside.

PAGASA also lifted the gale warning by Friday.

The Philippine Coast Guard in Bohol cancelled trips of small sea vessels on Wednesday and Thursday, following a gale warning over the southern seaboard of Bohol.


Small sea vessels below 250-gross tonnage were not allowed to sail out, affecting the island hopping business in Panglao.

The Coast Guard Station in Panglao issued no clearance to small seacrafts and motorbancas plying Panglao, due to rough seas.

PAGASA issued Gale Warning No. 8 at 5 p.m. on January 18 including in its coverage, the seaboards of Visayas and the eastern seaboard of CARAGA.

Strong to gale force winds were monitored over the southern seaboard of Bohol, Northern and Eastern Samar, Eastern coast of Leyte, Eastern coast of Southern Leyte, Negros Occidental, Guimaras, Iloilo, Capiz, Aklan, Antique, Siquijor, Dinagat Province and Surigao del Norte including Siargao Islands.

PAGASA issued the warning for the public to be aware of strong to gale force winds associated with the surge of the northeast monsoon.

At the height of the gale warning, cloudy skies with scattered rains and thunderstorms were experienced and the wind force was at 52-63 kilometers per hour or 28-34 knots.


The sea condition was rough to very rough where wave height could go from 3.4 meters to 4.5 meters, prompting PAGASA to prevent fishing boats and other small seacraft from venturing out into the sea while larger sea vessels were alerted against big waves.


PAGASA tracked a tail-end of a cold front but its forecast said the weather system only affects the eastern section of Visayas.

PAGASA also said the northeast monsoon only affects Luzon.

With this, “cloudy skies with moderate to occasionally heavy rains and thunderstorms which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over the region of Eastern Visayas,” according to PAGASA.


“Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms is expected over the rest of Visayas and the province of Palawan,” PAGASA added.

PAGASA also warned that “moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over whole Visayas with moderate to rough seas”. 


The weeklong rain in Bohol and the neighboring Southern Leyte clinched at the rate of light to moderate by Friday per PAGASA tracking.

Attributing to this development, it terminated “all rainfall advisory” as of 4:16 a.m. Friday.

PAGASA issued yellow advisory under its heavy rainfall warning system for Bohol, Leyte, and Eastern Samar by 7:30 p.m. of January 19, attributing to the tail end of a cold front.

Its next heavy rainfall warning followed at 8 p.m., indicating red rainfall advisory over Bohol and Southern Leyte; and yellow for Cebu.

At 9 p.m., Siquijor was already under orange rainfall warning.

At 11 p.m., PAGASA issued orange rainfall warning for Southern Leyte and Bohol; and yellow for Cebu and Siquijor.

By 1 a.m. on January 20, Southern Leyte and Bohol were already under yellow rainfall warning until all rainfall advisories were all terminated by 4:16 a.m.

PAGASA explained that in yellow rainfall warning, “flooding is possible in low lying areas and near river channels, and landslides in mountainous areas; while in orange rainfall warning, “flooding is threatening in low lying areas and near river channels, and landslides in mountainous areas; and in red rainfall warning, severe flooding is expected.

Bohol had been under orange and yellow rainfall warnings last week, following continuous downpour, prompting the cancellation of classes from the afternoon on January 16 to the entire day on January 17.

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