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February 22, 2013 Class Suspensions Due to Heavy Rains

Afternoon classes in selected cities in Metro Manila were suspended Friday morning due to heavy rains. Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim and Paranaque Mayor Florencio M. Bernabe, Jr.were early to announce the suspension.

Later in the noon, Quezon City mayor Herbert Bautista and Pasay Mayor Antonio Calixto issued separate class suspension announcements. Private colleges and universities also followed shortly and announced their class suspensions.

Manila - all levels
Paranaque City - all levels
Quezon City - up to High School only
Pasay City - Up to High School

Heavy Rains

The heavy rains in Luzon areas are brought about by the Northeast Monsoon (Amihan). At 11:00 AM PAG-ASA raised the flood warning alert to Yellow in the following areas:
Metro Manila, CALABARZON and the provinces of Bulacan, Pampanga, Bataan and Zambales.

Under the heavy rainfall warning system, a yellow rainfall advisory is raised when the expected rainfall amount is between 7.5 mm and 15 mm within one hour and likely to continue.Communities given this advisory are advised to be aware of the weather condition and warned that flooding may be possible in low-lying areas.


English: Parañaque City, the Philippines

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