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Tropical Storm Pedring update: NCR Sept 26 afternoon classes suspended by Deped, Metro Manila Signal No. 1

By on Sep 26, 2011 in Asia, Weather Comments

Manila, Philippines – The Department of Education (Deped) suspended all afternoon classes in the National Capital Region (NCR) or Metro Manila due to heavy rains brought by tropical storm ‘Pedring’.



PAGASA Tropical Storm Pedring satellite view
Image Credit: pagasa.dost.gov.ph

As posted by Deped on its official Twitter account on Monday, September 26, 2011 at around 11 am (local time), all public and private elementary and high school classes in the afternoon in NCR have been suspended.

“We are suspending afternoon classes in NCR because PAGASA predicts 15mm of rainfall this afternoon.” Deped tweeted, noting that college level is not under their agency.

Meanwhile, PAGASA released its latest update on tropical storm ‘Pedring’ as well as the areas with the Public Storm signal warning as of 11 a.m., Monday.

According to PAGASA on its official website, ‘Pedring‘ was upgraded to typhoon intensity as it gained more strength and threatens Isabela-Aurora Area.

PAGASA said that as of 10 a.m. on Monday, typhoon ‘Pedring’ is at 350 km East Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora and being estimated to move West Northwest at 17 kph.

Bagyong Pedring was noted to have maximum sustained winds of 120 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 150 kph, and will make its landfall in the vicinity of Isabela and Aurora on Tuesday morning.

Nevertheless, below is the list of Philippine areas with Public Storm Signal warning by PAGASA, which now include Metro Manila, Batangas, Laguna, Cavite, among others.

Public Storm Signal No. 1

Metro Manila
Masbate
Ticao Island
Marinduque
Batangas
Laguna
Rizal
Cavite
Bulacan
Pampanga
Nueva Ecija
Tarlac
Bataan
Zambales
Pangasinan
La Union
Benguet
Mt. Province
Ilocos Sur
Ilocos Norte
Abra
Kalinga
Apayao
Calayan
Babuyan Group of Islands

Public Storm Signal No. 2

Catanduanes
Sorsogon
Albay
Burias Island
Camarines Sur
Camarines Norte
Quezon
Polillo Island
Aurora
Quirino
Nueva Vizcaya
Isabela
Ifugao
Cagayan
Northern Samar



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