#WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    MANILA, Philippines - Heavy monsoon rains in some areas of Luzon, Metro Manila and Western Visayas have forced some of the local government units (LGUs) to suspend classes for Tuesday, August 16.

    #WalangPasok: Class suspensions for Tuesday, August 16, 2016

    On its 5:00 a.m. forecast on Monday, state weather bureau PAGASA said that monsoon rains (Habagat) which may trigger flashfloods and landslides will be experienced over Metro Manila, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administative Region (CAR) and the provinces of Zambales, Bataan, Cavite, Batangas and Mindoro.

    PAGASA added that occasional rains will prevail over Western Visayas, rest of Central Luzon and the provinces of Laguna, Quezon, Rizal and Palawan. Cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms is expected over the rest of Luzon and of Visayas. Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over Mindanao.

    Meanwhile, moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest will prevail throughout the archipelago and the coastal waters will be moderate to rough.

    (As of 7:50 a.m., August 16) Here's the updated list of class suspensions for Tuesday, August 16, 2016 due to continous threat of Habagat (refresh page for the updates):

    • Caloocan City – pre-school to high school (public and private)
    • Malabon City – Tinajeros ES, Potrero ES
    • Navotas City - all levels (public and private)
    • Quezon City – pre-school to high school (public and private)
    • Valenzuela City - all levels (public and private)


    On Sunday, class suspensions for today were also announced in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

    Based on automatic class suspension guideline, LGUs have the authority to declare local suspensions in areas where there is no storm signal.

    Stay safe and dry everyone!

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