The Philippines has two seasons: Dry (summer) and Wet (rainy). Our summer usually starts the first week of March, while Rainy season starts June and supposedly ends in August. However, due to climate change, the weather now is unpredictable.
In fact, we are currently experiencing heavy rains since yesterday, especially, in the northern part of Luzon. In accordance with this, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA has issued a public alert, that as of 5 am today (October 18, 2015) typhoon “Lando” has already made a landfall over Casiguran, Aurora and has remained stationary. As mentioned in the advisory, Public Storm Warning Signal (PSWS) has now been raised to the following regions:
PSWS 04 (171-220 kph, expected in 12hrs.)
PSWS 03 (121-170 kph, expected in 18hrs.)
- Nueva Vizcaya
- Nueva Ecija
- Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands.
PSWS 02 (61-120kph, expected in 24 hrs.)
- Cagayan including Calayan and Babuyan group of Islands
- Mt. Province
- rest of Quezon
- Metro Manila.
PSWS 01 (30-60kph, expected in 36 hrs.)
- Ilocos Norte
- Ilocos Sur
- La Union
- Camarines Norte
Ideally, we must cancel and/or reschedule our outdoor activities to some other day, as it looks like we will be experiencing continuous rain showers this week.
So, let’s stay vigilant by keeping ourselves updated and have our typhoon essentials, ready!
Stay safe, everyone![fb_instant_article_ad_01]?