In 2012, state weather bureau Pagasa released a new set of color-coded rainfall advisories. It is composed of 3 colors: Yellow, Orange and Red. The darker the color is, the more dangerous it gets. Below is an infographic explaining Pagasas rainfall advisories.
What is the Pagasa color coded rainfall advisories?
A red rainfall advisory is issued when downpours constitute an emergency. This is raised when observed rainfall is more than 30 mm within one hour or if rainfall has continued for the past three hours and is more than 65 mm. When PAGASA raises a Red warning, communities should be prepared to respond.
What color coded warning is issued by Pagasa if heavy rainfall is expected in the next 2 hours with 2 gallons of rain water per square meter per hour?
yellow advisory This means heavy rainfall of 7.5 - 15 mm in an hour is observed and is expected to continue for the next 2 hours. This can be equivalent to 2 gallons of rain per square meter per hour. When Pagasa gives yellow advisory, it means that residents in affected areas should continue monitoring their weather condition.
Which Pagasa color coded rainfall warning corresponds to 15mm 30mm rainfall level within one house and flooding in a threat?
An orange rainfall advisory is raised in areas where rainfall is between 15 mm and 30 mm within one hour. Flooding is a definite threat in communities under the orange alert.
What is red yellow alert?
Whenever the weather conditions are favorable for the onset of monsoon or any storm, the Meteorological Department issues the Orange, Red, and Yellow alerts. In India, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issues these alerts and uses 4 different color codes to depict different messages.
Is red alert in Kerala?
While red alerts are in place for Kannur and Kasaragod on Sunday, Malappuram, Kozhikode and Wayanad are on orange alert and Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur and Palakkad, on yellow alert on the same day.