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Philippines: NDRRMC UPDATE - Situation Report No. 39 re Effects of Continuous Rains Due to Tail-End of a Cold Front in Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, XII, CARAGA and ARMM

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DATE: 17 January 2011, 6:00 AM

Sources: DOST PAGASA, DSWD. DOH, DILL, DOTC, PNP, AFP. PCG, PIA, DPWH, NGOs, MDRRMCs and PDRRMCS through OCDRCs, 1W-8, V, Vl, V11, VIII, X, Xl, XII, CARAGA and ARMM

I. SITUATION OVERVIEW

A. BACKGROUND

The northeast monsoon (Amihan) that prevailed over Northern and Central Luzon and the tail-end of a cold front affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao which started last December 29, 2010, triggered the occurrence of moderate to heavy rains and subsequent floodings and series of landslide incidents affecting 25 provinces in Regions IV-B, V, VI, VII, Vlll, X, XI, X11, CARAGA and ARMM (Listing of areas affected by landslides, flooding & storm surge is on Tab A).

As of 5:00 AM, 17 January 2011, Northeast Monsoon still prevails over Luzon and the Tail-end of a Cold Front is affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas. Northern and Central Luzon will experience mostly cloudy skies with light rains while Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao will have mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over Eastern Visayas and Northern Mindanao which may trigger flashfloods and landslides. Moderate to strong winds blowing from the Northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the Northeast to Northwest with slight to moderate seas.