LIST: Class suspensions on Friday, May 26, due to Mawar
Editor’s note: This is a developing story, please refresh the page for an updated list. (Last update: May 26, 2023, 8:45 p.m. )
MANILA, Philippines — Several local government units ordered the suspension of classes in public and private schools on Friday, May 26, in anticipation of the impact of Super Typhoon Mawar.
According to the state weather bureau, Mawar has no direct effect on the country so far but it may enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening or Saturday morning. Upon its entry to PAR, it would be given the local name “Betty.”
READ: Super Typhoon Mawar further intensifies; may reach peak force in 24-36 hrs – Pagasa
Below is the list of cities, municipalities, and provinces across the country that have called off classes for May 26:
National Capital Region
Sta. Ana, Cagayan (Until May 27)ADVERTISEMENT
San Mariano, Isabela
Benito Soliven, Isabela
- Calamba, Laguna
- Rizal (Nursery to Grade 12)
San Fernando, Cebu
Talisay, Cebu (Distance learning to be implemented)
- Culasi, Antique
On Friday morning, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Mawar further intensified as it approaches the PAR.
Pagasa also said that Mawar may reach its peak fury within 24 to 36 hours.
Mawar was last spotted 1,740 kilometers east of Southeastern Luzon, packing maximum sustained winds of 215 kilometers per hour (kph) and gusts of up to 265 kph.
Pagasa said expect tropical cyclone wind signals to be raised in the coming days as the super typhoon is seen to bring heavy rain in parts of Northern Luzon by Sunday, May 28.
Mawar is likewise expected to enhance the southwest monsoon by Sunday or Monday, which may trigger rain over the western portions of Central Luzon, Southern Luzon, and Visayas next week. With reports from Zacarina Sarao
Super Typhoon Mawar may enter PAR on Friday night
Super Typhoon Mawar may whip up monsoon rain in Luzon, Visayas next week
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