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Clear Skies
Cloudy Skies with Rainshowers
Monsoon Rains
Partly Cloudy Skies
Partly Cloudy Skies With Isolated Rainshowers
Stormy
Cloudy Skies
Partly Cloudy Skies to at times cloudy with Rainshowers and Thunderstorms
Snow
Light Rains
Cloudy Skies with Rainshowers and Thunderstorms
Frost
Occasional Rains
Rains with Gusty Winds
Hail
Tropical Cyclone Warning Icons
Signal No. Impact Meteorological Conditions Open Sea Conditions Damages


No damage to Very light damage.

*Lead time since first issuance.

Expect the impact of 30-60 kph winds in 36 hours.

Wave height: 1.25 - 4.0 meters
Damage to Structure
  • Very light or no damage to high risk structures
  • Light to medium and low risk structures
  • Slight damage to some houses of very light materials or makeshift structures in exposed communities

Damage to Vegetation
  • Some banana plants are tilted, a few downed and leaves are generally damaged.
  • Twigs of small trees may be broken.
  • Rice crops, however, may suffer significant damage when it is in its flowering stage.


Light damage to Moderate damage.

*Lead time since first issuance.

Expect the impact of 61-120 kph winds in 24 hours.

Wave height: 4.1 - 14.0 meters
Storm surge possible at coastal areas.
Damage to Structure
  • Light to Moderate damage to high risk structures
  • Very light to Light damage to medium-risk structures
  • No damage to Very Light damage to low risk structures
  • Unshielded, old dilapidated schoolhouses, makeshift shanties, and other structures of light materials are partially damaged or unroofed.
  • Some old galvanized iron (G.I.) roofs may be peeled or blown off.
  • Some wooden, old electric posts are tilted or downed.
  • Some damage to poorly constructed signs/billboards.

Damage to Vegetation
  • Most banana plants, a few mango trees, ipil-ipiland similar trees are downed or broken.
  • Some coconut trees may be tilted with few others broken.
  • Rice and corn may be adversely affected.
  • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with some heavy-foliaged trees blown down.


Moderate damage to Heavy damage.

*Lead time since first issuance.

Expect the impact of 121-170 kph winds in 18 hours.

Wave height: more than 14.0 meters
Storm surge possible at coastal.
Damage to Structure
  • Heavy damage to high-risk structures
  • Moderate damage to medium-risk structures
  • Light damage to low-risk structures
  • Increasing damage to old, dilapidated residential structures and houses of light materials (up to 50% in a community)
  • Houses of medium strength materials (old, timber or mixed timber-CHB structures, usually with G.I. roofings), some warehouses or bodega-type structures are unroofed

Damage to Vegetation
  • Almost all banana plants are downed, some big trees (acacia, mango, etc.) are broken or uprooted.
  • Dwarf-type or hybrid coconut trees are tilted or downed.
  • Considerable damage to shrubbery and trees with heavy foliage blown off; some large trees blown down.


Heavy damage to Very heavy damage.

*Lead time since first issuance.

Expect the impact of 171-220 kph winds in 12 hours.

Wave height: more than 14.0 meters
Storm surge 2-3 m possible at coastal areas.
Damage to Structure
  • Very heavy damage to high-risk structures
  • Heavy damage to medium risk structures
  • Moderate damage to low-risk structures
  • Considerable damage to structures of light materials (up to 75% are totally and partially destroyed); complete roof structure failures
  • Many houses of medium-built materials are unroofed, some with collapsed walls; extensive damage to doors and windows.
  • A few houses of first-class materials are partially damaged.
  • All signs/billboards are blown down.

Damage to Vegetation
  • There is almost total damage to banana plantation.
  • Most mango trees, ipil-ipiland similar types of large trees are downed or broken.
  • Coconut plantation may suffer extensive damage.
  • Rice and corn plantation may suffer severe losses.


Very heavy damage to Widespread damage.

*Lead time since first issuance.

A super typhoon will affect the locality.

Expect the impact of very strong winds of more than 220 kph in atleast 12 hours.

Wave height: more than 14.0 meters
Storm surge more than 3 meters possible at coastal areas.
Damage to Structure
  • Widespread damage to high-risk structures
  • Very heavy damage to medium-risk structures
  • Heavy damage to low-risk structures
  • Almost total damage to structures of light in highly exposed coastal areas.
  • Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Severe and extensive window and door damage.
  • Most residential and institutional buildings of mixed construction may be severely damaged.
  • Electrical power distribution and communication services severely disrupted.
  • All signs/billboards blown.

Damage to Vegetation
  • Total damage to banana plantation.
  • Most tall trees are broken, uprooted or defoliated.
  • Coconut trees are stooped, broken or uprooted.
  • Few plants and trees survived
Flood Advisory
Non-Telemetered River Basin
General Flood Advisory (GFA)

A General Flood Advisory is simplified flood bulletin issued for non-telemetered river basins whenever there is a significant amount of rainfall recorded based on past/current observation and the forecast rainfall from the numerical weather prediction models, satellite based information and estimates from radar. It is issued to the public on a regional basis through NDRRMC at 7:00am and 7:00pm

Telemetered River Basin

River Basins with fully automatic data transmission equipped with a telecommunication system.

Flood Bulletin

Flood forecast issued by the respective river basin centers like Pampanga, Agno, Bicol, Cagayan and Cagayan De Oro, prepared twice daily during floodwatch. Water level is monitored based on the assessment levels (Alert, Alarm and Critical) which means 40%, 60% and 100% of the river is full respectively.

Flood Warning Level
Flood Monitoring
Flood Alert
Flood Warning
Severe Flooding
Flood Warning Icons
Icon Description Forecast Action / Response
Flood Monitoring

Telemetered: Slow rise in water level but still below alarm level

Non-Telemetered: Monitor for possible flooding area

Telemeterd: Flood is possible

Non-Telemeterd: Light to Moderate Rainfall

Telemeterd:

Non-Telemeterd: Advised to take Precautionary Measures

Flood Alert

Telemetered: Water level is continuously rising but still below critical level

Non-Telemetered: Alert for possible flash floods and landslides

Telemeterd: Flood is threatening

Non-Telemeterd: Moderate to Heavy Rainfall

Telemeterd:

Non-Telemeterd: Advised to be alert for possible flood, flash flood and landslides

Flood Warning

Telemetered: Water level is above critical level

Non-Telemetered: Flood is occuring immediate action is recommended

Telemeterd: Flood is occuring

Non-Telemeterd: Heavy to Intense Rainfall

Telemeterd:

Non-Telemeterd: Advised to take appropriate action

Severe Flood Warning

Telemetered: Water level is continuously rising above critical level

Non-Telemetered: Flood is persisting force evacuation is recommended

Telemeterd: Flood is persisting

Non-Telemeterd: Intense to Torrential Rainfall

Telemeterd:

Non-Telemeterd: Advised to force evacuation

Final

Telemetered: Slow recession of water level

Non-Telemetered: Light rains

Flood is no longer possible
Rainfall Warning Icons
Icon Description Forecast
Advisory

Community AWARENESS

Flooding is POSSIBLE in low-lying areas and near river channels.
Alert

Community PREPAREDNESS

Flooding is THREATHENING in low-lying areas and near river channels.
Emergency

Community RESPONSE

SEVERE Flooding is EXPECTED. Take necessary precautionary measures.
Thunderstorm Warning Icons
Icon Description
Thunderstorm Advisory
  • This will be issued when there is an indication that a thunderstorm is threatening a specific area(s) within the next 2 hours.
  • Updates will be issued as frequent as necessary.
  • This will be disseminated via SMS, Social Media, and website.
Thunderstorm Watch
  • This will inform the public that TSTM formation is likely within the next twelve (12) hours.
  • This is more general than a warning.
  • This will be disseminated thru Social Media, and website.
Thunderstorm Information
  • Issued when TSTM is less likely within the next twelve (12) hours.
  • This will be disseminated thru Twitter, Facebook, and website.