Date: November 20, 2023
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has issued Rainfall Advisory No. 01 and Heavy Rainfall Warning No. 02-A, both related to the prevailing weather system, Shear Line. As of 6:00 AM on November 20, 2023, residents in specific areas are urged to take precautionary measures due to anticipated heavy rainfall.
Rainfall Advisory No. 01 #SL_PRSD: Light to Moderate Rainfall with Occasional Heavy Rains
The Shear Line weather system is causing light to moderate rainfall with occasional heavy downpours in portions of Sorsogon. This weather condition is expected to persist for 2 to 3 hours. Residents are advised to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions to prevent potential flooding and other weather-related incidents.
Heavy Rainfall Warning No. 02-A #SL_PRSD: Red and Yellow Warning Levels
- Red Warning Level: Northern Samar Serious flooding is expected in flood-prone areas of Northern Samar. There is a higher risk of landslides in landslide-prone areas. Residents are strongly advised to take immediate action to ensure their safety and evacuate if necessary.
- Yellow Warning Level: Masbate Communities in Masbate are urged to be aware of possible flooding, especially in low-lying areas and near river channels. Precautionary measures should be taken to minimize risks associated with heavy rainfall.
Community Responses and Awareness
The public is urged to stay informed about the evolving weather conditions and adhere to community advisories. Local government units are advised to implement emergency response plans to mitigate the impact of potential flooding and landslides. Residents in flood-prone and landslide-prone areas are strongly encouraged to evacuate to safer locations.
Weather Outlook for Visayas, Palawan, and Occidental Mindoro
The Visayas, Palawan Kalayaan Islands, and Occidental Mindoro can expect cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and/or thunderstorms due to the Shear Line. Moderate to strong winds from the Northeast to the North will prevail over these areas, with seas ranging from moderate to rough.
As the Shear Line continues to influence the weather in the specified regions, residents must remain vigilant, follow official advisories, and take proactive measures to ensure their safety. Authorities are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as necessary. Stay safe and prepared during this weather event.