The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced a new system in preparation of this coming rainy season. The system in which PAGASA, upgraded the typhoon category into 5 stages.
The old system has a four category type of Storm signals and is now upgraded into five category.
the new category is called typhoon/Storm signal 5.
Due to massive and powerful typhoon or super typhoon that the country has experience in the past years, PAGASA, release a new modified system.
In order to prepared this coming rainy season, in which the country is expected to experience a strong typhoon.
Here are the list of new modified Public Storm Warning System:
Signal # 1
In this category a storm wind from 30-60 kph and it will be experiencing in the next 36 hours.
Signal # 2
In this category a storm wind from 61-120 kph and it will be experiencing in the next 24 hours.
Signal # 3
In this category a storm wind from 121-170 kph and it will be experiencing in the next 18 hours.
Signal # 4
In this category a storm wind from 171-220 kph and it will be experiencing in the next 12 hours.
Signal # 5
The new added storm category which is classified as super typhoon will be experiencing a storm
wind of 220 kph and up.
It was reported that the country has already experience a category of super typhoon. In 2013 a super typhoon Yolanda, hit the Philippines carrying a wind of 230 kph, that destroy and killed many people in the Philippines. It is one of the deadliest super typhoon ever recorded in the country.
Also included in the new warning system are the expected damages of Infrastructure and agriculture that the storm will caused.
Tropical Cyclones is also modified in this new system based on their intensity:
Will experience a wind of 61 kph and below
Will experience a wind of 62-88 kph
Severe Tropical Storm
Will experience a wind of 89-117 kph
Will experience a wind of 118-220 kph
Will experience a wind of 220 kph and up