Tropical Cyclone Warning System Signals (TCWS)

By | December 27, 2018
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Tropical Cyclone Warning System Signals | @DisasterInfoPH | PIA

 

Let’s familiarize ourselves with the Philippines tropical cyclone warning system signals.

Through this, we can make the appropriate preparations whenever we are confronted with severe weather conditions.

TCWS No.1
Wind impact: No to very light damage
Expect impact of 30-60 kph winds in 36 hours
Wave height: 1.25-4.0 meters

TCWS No.2
Wind impact: Light to moderate damage
Expect impact of 61-120 kph winds in 24 hours
Wave height: 4.1-14.0 meters
Storm surge is possible along coastal areas

TCWS No.3
Wind impact: moderate and heavy damage
Expect impact of 121-170 kph winds in 18 hours
Wave height: 14.0 meters
Storm surge is possible along coastal area

TCWS No.4
Wind impact: Heavy and very heavy damage
Expect impact of 171-220 kph winds in 12 hours
Wave height: More than 14.0 meters
Storm surge of 2-3 meters is possible along coastal areas

TCWS No.5
Wind impact: Very heavy and wide-spread damage, phenomenal
Expect impact of more than 220 kph winds in 12 hours
Wave height: More than 14.0 meters
Storm surge of 3 meters is possible along coastal areas

Source: PAGASA-DOST

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