#WalangPasok – Class suspensions for December 16 2015 due to Typhoon Nona

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Classes in several provinces are suspended for December 16, 2015 because of Typhoon Nona

Classes in several provinces in Luzon and Visayas will remain suspended for tomorrow, December 16, as Typhoon “Nona” (international name “Melor”) continues to ravage Mindoro provinces on its way to the West Philippine Sea.

According to the severe weather bulletin issued by the Philippine Atmospheric,Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) late Tuesday afternoon, “Nona” has slightly weakened with maximum sustained winds of 140 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 170 kph. It is now moving westward at 11 kilometers per hour.

The eye of typhoon “Nona” was spotted above Santa Cruz, Occidental Mindoro (13.2°N, 120.8°E) Wednesday afternoon. It is expected to be 235 km west of Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro tomorrow. “Nona” is projected to move out of the Philippine area of responsibility by Friday.

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Classes in several provinces are suspended for December 16, 2015 because of Typhoon Nona

In connection to that, the weather bureau also raised storm signals in the following areas:

Signal #3 (121-170 kph Expected in 18 hrs/No classes in all levels)

Oriental Mindoro and Occidental Mindoro including Lubang Island

Signal #2 (61-120kph Expected in 24 hrs/No classes up to high school)

Batangas, Cavite, Marinduque, Romblon, and Calamian group of islands

Signal #1 (30-60kph Expected in 36 hrs/No classes up to kindergarten)

Luzon: Metro Manila, Bataan, Southern Zambales, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal, Quezon, and Northern Palawan including Cuyo Island

Visayas: Antique

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Official guidelines for class suspensions

ALL LEVELS

Entire Metro Manila
Bulacan
Rizal
Batangas
Cavite
Laguna
Oriental Mindoro

UP TO HIGH SCHOOL

UP TO ELEMENTARY

PRESCHOOL/KINDERGARTEN

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