Tropical storm Kai-tak has slammed into the Philippines, dumping heavy rains and causing renewed flooding to a nation hit by weeks of torrential rain.
The latest storm has caused the death toll to rise to more than 100, including two people who drowned in flood waters overnight.
The storm made landfall in northern parts of the Philippines, packing winds of around 100 kilometres an hour on the provinces of La Union, Benguet, Zambales and Ilocos Sur.
Head of civiil defence in the Ilocos region, Melchito Castro, told reporters flooding had reached neck-deep in some parts.
"The water level is rising, but it has not yet reached critical levels," he said.
"The danger is that when it does overflow, it will flood hundreds of hectares of agricultural production areas and communities."
While the capital and surrounding areas were not directly hit this time, the rain has brought more flash flooding to areas where waters are yet to subside.
At least half a million people are still in evacuation centres and the Philippines Coast Guard is now assisting with search and rescue operations.
Tropical storm Saola hit the Philippines two weeks ago, bringing with it days of relentless monsoon rains that have affected more than 3.4 million people in the country.
Authorities have raised the storm alert in as many as 21 provinces in the northern region, fearing more flooding as the tropical storm makes its way towards China.
10:11 EST Perth will get another splash in its wettest May in eight years before the sun takes hold for the rest of the week.