Weather Forecast Today and DepEd's advisory

Typhoon Bebeng is here! Please keep alert of any advisories coming from the government authorities as this typhoon already claimed three (3) lives in Camarines Sur. As of today, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) issued a weather advisory on typhoon Bebeng.

Issued At: 5:00 a.m., 09 May 2011
Valid Beginning: 5:00 a.m. today until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow

Synopsis:
At 4:00 am today, Tropical Storm "BEBENG" was estimated based on satellite and surface data at 60 kms Southeast of Casiguran, Aurora (15.9 °N, 122.6°E) with maximum sustained winds of 85 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 100 kph. It is forecast to move North Northwest at 15 kph.

Forecast:
Aurora, Isabela, Quirino, Nueva Vizcaya, Ifugao, Mt. Province, Kalinga and Cagayan will experience stormy weather while Camarines Norte, Northern Quezon icluding Polilio Island, Nueva Ecija, Benguet, Ilocos Sur, Abra, Ilocos Norte, Apayao, Babuyan, Calayan and Batanes will have rains with gusty winds. The rest of luzon will experience rains while Visayas and Mindanao will be cloudy with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms.

Moderate to strong winds winds blowing from the Southeast will prevail over the rest of Luzon and coming from the Southeast to South over the rest of Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate from the Southwest to South with slight to moderate seas.


DepEd guidelines on the suspension of classes

The Department of Education sets the following guidelines on the suspension of classes.

Signal Number 1: Classes in pre-school level in all public and private schools will be automatically suspended.

Signal Number 2: Classes in pre-school, elementary and high school in all public and private schools will be automatically suspended. 

Signal Number 3: Classes in all levels are automatically suspended
Signal Number 4: All travel and outdoor activities are cancelled.

The school principal may also suspend classes in both private and public schools if there's no typhoon signal warning from PAGASA. Likewise, the schools division superintendent may also declare suspension of classes if the storm covers the entire division.

Everyone is urged to check advisories issued by PAGASA, Local Disaster Coordinating Council, and local government units through radio, internet, newspaper, and TV.

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