Philippines travel advice

Tropical cyclone ‘Glenda/Rammasun’ intensified into a typhoon on Monday night and is expected to hit Metro Manila by Wednesday morning, according to state weather agency PAGASA. ‘Glenda’ is expected to make landfall in the Albay-Sorsogon area on Tuesday night and pass through Camarines Sur, Quezon, Laguna, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, and Zambales.

PAGASA continues to warn residents in low-lying and mountainous areas about flash floods, landslides, and storm surges. Flooding can also be expected within Metro Manila, especially near Manila Bay, the Pasig River and Laguna de Bay.

Forecasters say the typhoon will continue west toward Zambales and is expected to head out into the South China Sea by Wednesday night.

Manila International Airport Authority (MIAA) has announced that more than 50 local and international flights have been cancelled due to the typhoon. Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced that a number of its inbound flights from South Korea, Singapore, and Hong Kong were grounded.

PAL, Cebu Pacific Air and TigerAir cancelled a number of domestic flights between Manila and Cebu, Davao, Iloilo, Caticlan, Naga, Legaspi due to bad weather. Cancellations from other airlines can be expected.