#WalangPasok: Work and Class cancellations for September 20, 2019 (Friday)
(Manila, Philippines) – Several Local Government Units and Schools in the Philippines have suspended classes and government work on Friday, September 20, 2019, due to the inclement weather caused by Southwest Monsoon or Hanging Habagat, a low pressure area, and Tropical Depression Nimfa.
Walang Pasok Updates: Setyempre 20, Biyernes
(As of 11:01 pm, Sept 19, 2019) Here’s an updated list of towns, cities, and schools that canceled classes/work Tomorrow:
- Macabebe, Pampanga – all levels (public and private), until Friday, September 20
Philippine Weather / Southwest Monsoon / Tropical Depression Nimfa Updates
Weather Update by PAGASA Issued at 11:00 PM, 18, Sept 2019
TROPICAL DEPRESSION NIMFA REMAINS ALMOST STATIONARY WHILE OVER THE NORTHERN PORTION OF THE PHILIPPINE SEA.
- Between today and tomorrow (19 September) morning, frequent light to moderate with occasional heavy rains will be experienced over Pangasinan, Zambales, Bataan, Occidental Mindoro, Romblon, northern portions of Palawan including Calamian and Cuyo Islands, Aklan, Antique, Iloilo and Guimaras. Occasional light to moderate rains with intermittent heavy rain showers during thunderstorms will affect Metro Manila, CALABARZON, Batanes, Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, and the rest of Central Luzon and MIMAROPA. Scattered rains and isolated thunderstorms are expected over the rest of Luzon and Western Visayas..
- Residents of 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 or Rainfall Advisories and Heavy Rainfall Warnings to be issued by PAGASA Regional Services Divisions.
- Sea travel is risky, especially for small seacrafts, over the northern and eastern seaboards of Northern Luzon due to potentially rough to very rough sea conditions. Most of the other seaboards of the country will remain moderate to rough.
- At 10:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area over Central Luzon was estimated in the vicinity of Mayantoc, Tarlac (15.6°N, 120.3°E). This weather disturbance is expected to merge with the trough of “NIMFA” within 48 hours.
Location of Eye/center
At 10:00 AM today, the center of Tropical Depression “NIMFA” was estimated based on all available data at 685 km East of Basco, Batanes (21.3 °N, 128.5 °E )
Philippine Weather Condition Forecast
At 3:00 PM today, the center of Tropical Depression “NIMFA” was estimated based on all available data at 745 km East Northeast of Basco, Batanes (21.8°N, 129.0°E) with maximum sustained winds of 55 km/h near the center and gustiness of up to 70 km/h. It is moving Northeast slowly. Meanwhile, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data in the vicinity of Sto. Tomas, La Union (16.3°N, 120.4°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting Central and Southern Luzon and Western Visayas.
|Place||Weather Condition||Caused By||Impacts|
|Central Luzon, Pangasinan, Palawan and Mindoro provinces||Monsoon rains||Southwest Monsoon / LPA||Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy monsoon rains|
|Metro Manila, Bicol Region, CALABARZON and the rest of MIMAROPA and Western Visayas||Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms||Southwest Monsoon||Possible flash floods or landslides due to occasional heavy rains|
|Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, and rest of Ilocos Region||Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms||Trough of TD||Possible flash floods or landslides due to occasional heavy rains|
|Mindanao and the rest of Visayas||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers||Localized thunderstorms||Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms|
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.
Flight Cancellations in the Philippines
(We are still waiting for flight updates from Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, and AirAsia Philippines.)
Weather Updates: Some Classes for Friday, September 20, 2019, have been canceled in some areas due to bad weather caused by the southwest monsoon (Hanging Habagat), a low pressure area, and Tropical Depression Nimfa.
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