#WalangPasok: Class suspensions on Wednesday, August 7, 2019

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#WalangPasok: Work and Class cancellations on August 7, 2019 (Wednesday)

(Manila, Philippines) – Several LGU’s and Schools in the Philippines have suspended classes and government work on Wednesday, August 7, 2019, due to southwest monsoon (Habagat) being enhanced by Tropical Storm Hanna (Lekima).

What is Southwest monsoon in the Philippines?

Throughout the rest of the year, the Philippines experiences the west or southwest wind; southwest monsoon, which in turn is referred to as the Habagat. The Habagat season is characterized by hot and humid weather, frequent heavy rainfall, and a prevailing wind from the west.

#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for August 7, 2019
#WalangPasok Announcements Class suspensions for August 2019

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(As of 5:00 AM, August 7, 2019) Here’s an updated list of towns, cities, and schools that canceled classes/work on Wednesday:

Metro Manila
  • No Announcement yet
Central Luzon
  • No Announcement yet
CALABARZON
  • No Announcement yet
MIMAROPA
  • Abra de Ilog, Occidental Mindoro – pre-elementary
  • Magsaysay, Occidental Mindoro – all levels, public and private schools
  • San Jose, Occidental Mindoro – all levels, public and private schools
  • Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro – all levels, public and private schools
  • Sta. Cruz, Occidental Mindoro – pre-elementary
  • Romblon, Romblon – all levels, public and private
  • San Agustin, Romblon – all levels, public and private
Schools and Universities
  • No Announcement yet
VISAYAS
  • No announcement yet
Ilocos Region
  • No announcement yet
Walang Pasok Updates
Walang Pasok Updates

Weather Updates

At 3:00 AM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “HANNA” {LEKIMA} was estimated based on all available data at°615 km East of Basco,°Batanes (19.8°N, 127.8°E) with maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 135 km/h. It is moving West°Northwest at 10 km/h. Meanwhile, the Low-Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 270°km West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan°(16.0°N, 117.8°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the whole country.

Typhoon Update by PAGASA Issued at 4:00 AM, 7, August 2019

Tropical Depression Hanna - August 7 Weather Updates
Tropical Depression Hanna – August 7 Weather Updates
SEVERE TROPICAL STORM “HANNA” HAS SLIGHTLY INTENSIFIED WHILE MOVING NORTHWESTWARD.
  • Tomorrow (07 August), moderate to heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Zambales, Bataan, Aklan, and Antique. Cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, Central Visayas and Western Visayas.
  • On Thursday (08 August) moderate to heavy monsoon rains will be experienced over northern portions of Palawan (including Calamian and Cuyo Islands), Occidental Mindoro, Batangas, Cavite, Bataan, Zambales, Pangasinan, Ilocos Region. Light to moderate to at times heavy rains will be experienced over Metro Manila, the rest of Luzon, and Western Visayas.
  • Residents in the aforementioned areas, especially those living in areas identified to be highly or very highly susceptible to floods and rain-induced landslides, are advised to take precautionary measures, coordinate with local disaster risk reduction and management offices, and continue monitoring for updates, especially the Thunderstorm Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.
  • Fisherfolks and those with small seacrafts are advised not to venture out over the seaboards of areas under TCWS#1, the eastern and western seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, seaboards of Southern Luzon and the Visayas, and the northern and eastern seaboards of Mindanao due to potentially rough sea conditions.
  • “HANNA” remains less likely to make landfall on any part of the country.
  • At 10:00 PM today, Tropical Storm “KROSA” outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) was estimated based on all available data at 2,215 km East of Extreme Northern Luzon (18.6°N, 142.5°E). It has maximum sustained winds of 75 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 90 km/h. It is moving Northwest at 10 km/h and is less likely to enter the PAR.
  • At 10:00 PM today, the Low Pressure Area was estimated based on all available data at 260 km West Northwest of Iba, Zambales or 295 km West of Dagupan City, Pangasinan (15.8°N, 117.6°E).
Location of Eye/center

At 10:00 PM today, the center of Severe Tropical Storm “HANNA” was estimated based on all available data at 675 km East of Basco, Batanes (19.7 °N, 128.4 °E )

Department of Education (DepEd) Class Suspension Guideline:

  • DepEd Calls on parents to determine whether their children should go to school during typhoons, floods and other calamities in the absence of official announcements from DepEd.
  • In the absence of storm signal warnings, LGU are expected to announce whole day class cancellations not later than 4:30AM or half-day class suspensions not later than 11:00AM.
  • Storm signal warning declared by PAGASA between 10:00pm and 4:30AM reflect the whole day cancellation of classes in appropriate levels in the affected areas.
  • Storm signal warnings declared by PAGASA by 11:00AM automatically suspend the same day’s afternoon classes in appropriate levels in the affected areas.

*Suspension of classes for the tertiary level (colleges and universities) will be at the discretion of school management.

Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur
Guidelines on the Suspension of Classes When Typhoons and Other Calamities Occur image via DepEd
Cancellation of Classes from DEPED
Cancellation of Classes from DEPED
DepEd Automatic Class Suspensions and Cancellations
DepEd Automatic Class Suspensions and Cancellations
DepEd Advisory on Class Suspensions
DepEd Advisory on Class Suspensions
DepEd Class Cancellations - PAGASA
DepEd Class Cancellations – PAGASA

Flight Cancellations in the Philippines

(We are still waiting for updates from Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia Philippines.)

Tropical Depression Hanna Updates: Some Classes for Wednesday, August 7, 2019, have been canceled in some areas due to bad weather.

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