(SPOT.ph) Here's a little recipe for disaster: Metro Manila, rain, and 12.8 million people just trying to make their way through life. It's no secret that the the area can get pretty crazy during the rainy season, and this week has been no exception. Classes within the Metro and all over central Luzon were mostly suspended from September 16 to today, September 18, and it looks like the heavy rains aren't going away anytime soon. Our skies are currently brewing with three disturbances: a tropical depression, a low pressure area, and the southwest monsoon (a.k.a. habagat), according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
Tropical Depression Nimfa was located east of Batanes as of 3 a.m., September 18. Nimfa is causing heavy rains north of Luzon but will ideally be out of our area of responsibility by September 21, according to a report by ABS-CBN News.
The low pressure area (LPA) was spotted over Tarlac, and will bring rains all over Central Luzon, Mindoro, and Palawan. Meanwhile, the southwest monsoon is also bringing cuddle weather from Metro Manila, down to the Bicol Region, and all the way south to Western Visayas.
Looks like it's time to bust out your rain gear and channel your inner Mariah Carey: "I can make it through the rain" is bound to be your mantra for this week.
Main image by Mia Rodriguez.