#WalangPasok: Updated List of Work and Class cancellations for August 24, 2022 (Wednesday)
Manila, Philippines – Several Local Government Units and Schools in the Philippines have suspended classes and government work on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, due to the onslaught of Severe Tropical Storm Florita (Ma-on) and the southwest monsoon.
Walang Pasok Updates: August 24, Miyerkules
(As of 1:01pm, August 23, 2022) Here’s an updated list of towns, cities, and schools that canceled classes/work on Wednesday:
- Laguna Province – all levels (public schools) (source)
- Rizal Province – all levels (public schools) (source)
- No classes in Metro Manila – all levels (public schools)
- No work in Government offices in the City of Manila (source)
- Valenzuela City: all levels, private
- Mandaluyong City – all levels (public and private) (source)
- Pasay City – all levels (public and private) (source)
- Pasig City – all levels (public and private) (source)
- Bataan Province – all levels (public schools)
- Zambales Province – all levels (public schools)
- Bulacan Province – all levels (public schools)
- Malolos, Bulacan: all levels (public and private) (source)
- Nueva Ecija Province – all levels (public and private) (source)
Cordillera Administrative Region
- La Union Province – No classes in all levels (public and private) (source)
- Calasiao, Pangasinan – all levels (public and private) (source)
Forecast Weather Conditions Issued at 4:00 PM, 23 August 2022
|Place||Weather Condition||Caused By||Impacts|
|Cagayan Valley, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, and Aurora||Stormy||STS FLORITA||Possible flash floods or landslides due to heavy to torrential rains. Moderate to heavy damage to structures and vegetation possible due to damaging to destructive storm-force winds winds|
|Batanes, La Union, Tarlac, and Nueva Ecija||Rains with Gusty winds||STS FLORITA||Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains. Very light to light damage to structures and vegetation possible due to moderate to strong winds|
|Metro Manila, and the rest of Central Luzon||Cloudy skies with scattered to widespread rains and thunderstorm||STS Florita / Southwest Monsoon||Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains|
|CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and Camarines Norte||Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorm||Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms||Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to at times heavy rains|
|The rest of the country||Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms||Southwest Monsoon / Localized Thunderstorms||Possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms|
Severe Tropical Storm Florita (Issued at 02:00 pm, 23 August 2022)
(Valid for broadcast until the next advisory to be issued at 5:00 PM today)
“FLORITA” MAITAINS ITS STRENGTH AND IS NOW IN THE VICINITY OF ALCALA, CAGAYAN
- HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND AREAS
- Heavy Rainfall
- Today: Heavy to intense with at times torrential rains over Cagayan including Babuyan Islands, Isabela, Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos Region, Zambales, and Bataan. Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over the northern portion of Aurora, Tarlac, Pampanga, Bulacan, Metro Manila, Cavite, Rizal, and the rest of Cagayan Valley. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over the rest of Central Luzon and the rest of CALABARZON.
- Tomorrow: Moderate to heavy with at times intense rains over Ilocos Region, Benguet, and Abra. Light to moderate with at times heavy rains over the rest of Cordillera Administrative Region, Zambales, and Bataan.
- Under these conditions, scattered to widespread flooding (including flash floods) and rain-induced landslides are expected especially in areas that are highly or very highly susceptible to these hazard as identified in hazard maps, and in localities with significant antecedent rainfall.
In the next 24 hours, the Southwest Monsoon will also bring rains over Western Visayas and MIMAROPA. For more information, refer to the Weather Advisory #4 issued at 11:00 AM today and the 24-Hour Public Weather Forecast issued at 4:00 AM today.
- Severe Winds
- Throughout the passage of FLORITA, winds may reach storm-force in any of the areas where Wind Signal No. 3 is hoisted, while winds may reach gale-force in any of the areas where Wind Signal no. 2 is hoisted. Strong winds (strong breeze to near gale strength) will be experienced within any of the areas where Wind Signal no. 1 is currently in effect.
- In the next 24 hours, gusts reaching strong breeze to near gale strength may also be experienced (especially in the coastal and mountainous areas) over Metro Manila, Zambales, Bataan, Mindoro Provinces, Marinduque, Romblon, Northern Samar, Antique, Aklan, CALABARZON, and Bicol Region.
- HAZARDS AFFECTING COASTAL WATERS
- Under the influence of Severe Tropical Storm “FLORITA” and the prevailing Southwest Monsoon, a Gale Warning remains in effect over the seaboards of Northern and Central Luzon, most of the seaboards of Southern Luzon, and western seaboard of Visayas. For more information, refer to Gale Warning #3 issued at 5:00 AM today.
- In the next 24 hours, “FLORITA” and the Southwest Monsoon will also bring moderate to rough seas over the remaining seaboards of Southern Luzon and Visayas (1.2 to 2.8 m). These conditions may be risky for those using small seacrafts. Mariners are advised to take precautionary measures when venturing out to sea and, if possible, avoid navigating in these conditions.
- TRACK AND INTENSITY OUTLOOK
- Severe Tropical Storm “FLORITA” will continue generally moving northwestward or west-northwestward and is forecast to traverse the mainland Cagayan and Apayao. Afterwards, “FLORITA” will emerge over the Babuyan Channel tonight. On the forecast track, “FLORITA” may exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) tomorrow morning.
- The frictional effects of the rugged terrain of Northern Luzon will cause “FLORITA” to slightly weaken. Once over the West Philippine Sea, the tropical cyclone is forecast to re-intensify.
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 no later than 4:30AM or half-day class suspensions no later than 11:00AM.
- Storm signal warning declared by PAGASA between 10:00pm and 4:30AM reflects 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 at 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 Wednesday, August 24, 2022, have been canceled in some areas due to nationwide inclement weather conditions.
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