The National Weather Service (NWS), Weather Forecast Office Guam continues to monitor the ongoing activity associated with the eruption of Taal Volcano, in Batangas Province, south of Manila, Philippines.
At this time, the volcanic eruption and ongoing activity at Taal Volcano currently poses no threat to Guam or the CNMI other than a possible light haze as early as Tuesday evening. As advised by NWS, the haze may be visible but is not expected to cause issues prompting people to remain indoors.
Although there is no direct threat assessed for the Marianas, NWS and the Offices of Guam Homeland Security and Civil Defense (GHS/OCD) will monitor the ongoing situation for any changes in weather patterns that could bring ash and haze to Guam and the CNMI should this be a prolonged event.
Residents across the Marianas should continue to monitor this developing situation. At this time, there are no advisories issued for the Marianas but those with respiratory health problems should stay up to date in the coming days, in the event there are changes to the impacts for Guam. Advisories may be issued later prompting people with respiratory issues to stay indoors and avoid being outdoors when haze is seen. Mariners and pilots should also stay up to date in the coming days in the event there are lower visibilities caused by haze.
Although the ongoing activity at Taal Volcano poses no threat to Guam or the Marianas at this time, possible impacts include canceled or delayed flights to and from the Philippines. Those with planned travel are advised to reach out to the airline directly for information on affected flights.
Visit the following links for the latest advisory information:
- NWS Website: https://www.weather.gov/gum/
- NWS Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NWSGuam/
- GHS/OCD Website: https://ghs.guam.gov/
- GHS/OCD Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GHSOCD/
For more information, contact GHS/OCD Public Information Officer, Jenna G. Blas at (671) 489-2540 or via email at email@example.com.