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The following provinces and cities suspended classes due to typhoon Yolanda which entered the Philippine area of responsibility on November 7, 2013. Announcements were made through government social media accounts. This is a consolidation of the announcements.
Albay (all levels)
Bacolod City (all levels)
Butuan City (all levels)
Cagayan de Oro (all levels)
Camarines Sur (all levels, until November 8)
Capiz (all levels)
Catbalogan City (all levels)
Cebu Province (all levels, until November 8)
Compostela Valley (all levels, until November 8)
Davao del Norte (all levels)
Dumaguete City (all levels, until November 8)
Gingoog City (all levels)
Kalibo, Aklan (all levels)
Lapu-lapu City (all levels, until November 8)
Leyte (all levels)
Mandaue City (all levels, until November 8)
Misamis Oriental (all levels)
Negros Occidental (all levels)
Negros Oriental (all levels, until November 8)
Northern Samar (all levels)
Romblon (all levels)
Sorsogon City (all levels, until November 8)
Southern Leyte (all levels)
Surigao del Norte (all levels, until November 8)
Tagum City (all levels, until November 8)
Tandag City, Surigao del Sur (all levels)
PAGASA Released storm Warning Signals earlier today. Check out the places with storm signals.
First update 2PM – November 7 2013
Second update 9PM – November 7 2013
Signal number 4 has been raised over the following areas:
The areas will experience winds of more than 185 kph in at least 12 hours.
Signal number 3 has been raised over the following areas:
Signal number 2 is raised over the following areas:
Signal number 1 is raised over the following provinces
Northern Palawan (including Calamian Group of Islands), Southern Quezon, Siquijor, Misamis Oriental, and Agusan del Sur)
We will update this page as soon as there is new movement of storm signals from PAGASA.
As early as today school authorities and government officials suspended classes in provinces of Cebu, Bohol, Albay in all levels which will be expected to be heavily hit by super typhoon Yolanda with international name of Haiyan. This decision is to allow citizens in this area to prepare for the said typhoon which is expected to landfall early Thursday. There is also a possibility it can make landfall on midnight of Wednesday.
Meanwhile Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Haiyan that typhoon Yolanda now carrying maximum sustained winds of 240kph. 470 km east of the PAR. Yolanda will move across Samar-Leyte area, Masbate, northern Cebu, Romblon, northern Panay, southern Mindoro, then northern Palawan.
According to PAGASA, Philippines will be expecting 4 more typhoon this month of September and it will be named ‘Odette,’ ‘Paolo,’ ‘Quedan,’ at ‘Ramil accordingly. PAGASA also mentioned rain will usually come in the afternoon to evening Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon. The southwest monsoon will gradually weaken by September or October and by the third or fourth week of October, the dominant weather system will be the northeast monsoon” – Rene Paciente, weather forecasting chief of PAGASA.
Many Parts of the Philippines just enjoying moderate to hot weather for the last 3 to 4 days and many are still expecting this will continue for the next couple more days.
As much as possible Philippine does not want to have another Tropical depression since Maring wrath last week unfortunately, the LOW PRESSURE AREA EAST OF DINAGAT ISLANDS has developed into a tropical depression and was named “NANDO”. PAGASA came out with its weather bulletin number 1. Check it out below
WEATHER BULLETIN NUMBER ONE
TROPICAL CYCLONE ALERT: TROPICAL DEPRESSION “NANDO”
ISSUED AT 11:30 AM, 25 AUGUST 2013
(Valid for broadcast until the next bulletin to be issued at 11 PM today)
As of this posting July 11, 2013 Time At 6AM according to PAGASA the eye of Typhoon Huaning was located at 870 km East of Itbayat, Batanes (22.1°N, 131.3°E). From the Author location in San Pedro Laguna the weather is okay. Lets all hope no Habagat rain today and lets all pray for our brothers and sisters in Batanes for their safety
At 4:00 am today, Typhoon “QUIEL” was located based on satellite and surface data at 770 km East of Aparri, Cagayan (17.6°N 129.9°E) with maximum sustained winds of 130 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 160 kph. It is forecast to move West at 22 kph.
At 5:00 p.m. today, Typhoon “PEDRING” was located based on radar, satellite and surface data at 70 km West northwest of Baguio City (16.7°N, 120.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph. It is forecast to move West northwest at 19 kph.
Here are the TV ratings last August 1, 2011 (Monday) based on the survey of AGB Nielsen (Household Ratings) in Mega Manila, Philippines:
This will be the final advisory of PAGASA regarding Typhoon Kabayan. Also with depression lando unless reintesification occurs.
The Department of Education announced that there will be no classes on pre-school, elementary and high school levels, both private and public, in National Capital Region. This is due to heavy rains brought by Typhoon Juaning.
Here is the summary of class suspension from DepEd:
Tropical Storm “JUANING” was estimated based at 50 km Northeast of Daet, Camarines Norte.
Typhoon “JUANING” has slightly intensified as it moves toward Quezon area and increases its threat to Southern and Central Luzon.
Now on Signal No. 2:
(60-100 kph winds)
According to PAGASA, Tropical Storm “FALCON” continues to move away from the country yet it gained more strength and further accelerated.
With this development, this is the final bulletin on this weather disturbance.
According to PAGASA, Eleven areas in Northern Luzon are now under storm signal number 1 as tropical storm “Falcon” has merged with a low pressure area and intensified slightly as it moves northwestward at 15 kilometers per hour (kph).
Under storm signal number 1 are:
At 2:00 p.m. today, Tropical Depression “FALCON” was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 610 km East Northeast of Borongan, Eastern Samar (12.5°N, 131.5°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 kph near the center. It is forecast to move Northwest at 19 kph.