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27. PAGASA

27. PAGASA

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PAGASA Warning Signals

J.T. II Olivar, MAEd Faculty of Arts and Letters University of Santo Tomas

PAGASA’s System of Warning Signals

Signal Number 1

A depression is in the area. Winds of less than 60 km/hr are expected in the next 24 hours. The depression has developed into a storm. Winds of 60 to 118 km/hr are expected in the next 24 hours.

Signal Number 2

PAGASA’s System of Warning Signals (Continuation)

Signal Number 3

The storm has developed into a typhoon and is destructive. Winds of 119 km/hr or more are expected in the next 12 hours.

PAGASA’s General Weather Conditions
1.

Fine weather or sunny

No precipitation or clouds expected. Favorable weather for ordinary activities; precipitation may be expected but only in small amounts and of short duration. Temperatures expected to exceed 32°C.

2.

Fair weather

3.

Warm

PAGASA’s General Weather Conditions (Continuation)
1.

Cool

Temperatures expected to be below 21°C. Relative humidity expected to be above 90%. Winds expected to blow about 18 km/hr or faster. Winds over 27 km/hr and generally accompanied by intermittent rain.

2.

Humid

3.

Windy or gusty

4.

Squally

PAGASA’s General Weather Conditions (Continuation)
1.

Stormy weather

High winds of 64 – 118 km/hr associated with precipitation and sometimes thunderstorms. Cloudiness with some rain. Rain from nimbostratus, cumulonimbus, cumulus, stratocumulus, or altostratus clouds with drops larger than 0.5 mm.

2.

Unsettled

3.

Rainy

PAGASA’s General Weather Conditions (Continuation)
1.

Drizzle

Numerous small drops less than 0.5 mm. fall from fog or stratus clouds. Rain of short duration over a small area. Storm accompanied by thunder and lighting.

2.

Shower

3.

Thunderstorm

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