(Updated as of 11:45 PM)
Classes in dozens of areas across Luzon are suspended for Friday, November 10, as the Philippines braces for the onslaught of tropical storm “Salome” (international name: Haikui).
In its severe weather bulletin released late Thursday night, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA projected that the center of “Salome” is in the vicinity of Mataas na Kahoy, Batangas(14.0 °N, 121.1 °E).
“Salome” carries maximum sustained winds of 65 kph near the center and gustiness of up to 110 kph. It is forecast to move west-northwest at 25 kph. It is expected to be 380 km west of Iba, Zambales (14.9°N, 116.5°E) by Friday afternoon. It will stay within the Philippine area of responsibility until Saturday morning.
PAGASA has public storm warning signals in the following areas as of 11:00 PM:
Metro Manila, Bataan, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, and the northern section of Oriental and of Occidental Mindoro
Bulacan, Pampanga, Southern Zambales, Rizal, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Romblon, Marinduque, Quezon, rest of Oriental and Occidental Mindoro
Las Piñas City
San Juan City
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
UP TO SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
REMINDER TO COLLEGE STUDENTS
If there’s heavy rains or floods in the area where you will be coming from, keep in mind CHED Memo #15 (2012).
“Students who are unable to report to class or participate in scheduled activities such as exams due to inclement weather shall be given consideration and be allowed to make up for the missed class or activity.”