PAGASA launches new website

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 08:56 AM    Views : 334by:Susan G. De Leon

QUEZON CITY, June 20 – The country's weather agency, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), launched its new website on June 11, 2018 at the Sequoia Hotel in Quezon City.

PAGASA Administrator, Dr. Vicente Malano, said the new website,, not only features weather forecast of the day but also for the next five days. Another feature predicts the number of structures or houses that an approaching tropical cyclone might hit. It also provides information as to the volume of rain a particular area might have and which areas are flood-prone.

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña and PAGASA Administrator Dr. Vicente Malano scan the features of the new website via their mobile phones.

Aside from these features, the new website also provides climate forecast for farmers which serves as a guide to the ideal cropping season, and for farmers to know when it is safe to sail for fish.

It will also provide impact-based forecasting and warnings that can estimate the number of houses to be affected, number of people to be affected by incoming Tropical Cyclones by using data from the Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards program.

Also included are contour maps that visualizes various near-real time weather information on weather parameters generated from Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) located across the country.

"To view the hazard maps, check the PAGASA website and at the lower right corner, click "Hazard Maps" and choose the hazard you want to check," Malano explained.

"The site will redirect you to another website.  From there, you will be able to see the hazard maps in your area which are also available for viewing in NOAH's website," Malano said. (PIA-NCR)


S & T Trivia

" Dr. Josefino Comiso, a Filipino physicist with NASA, first discovered a recurring polynya (semipermanent area of open water in sea ice) in the Cosmonaut Sea, south of the Indian Ocean. "

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