In 2013 and before Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) became known as the deadliest super typhoon in the world, Aboitiz Group and WeatherPhilippines Foundation already have its own weather stations/devices that can read and calculate the amount of rainfall we can experience during rainy season and with those weather stations and devices, can advise people with free and accurate weather information.
Typhoon Ondoy in 2009 became one of the unforgettable calamities in the Philippines and eventually raised weather preparedness campaigns in the country.
About the Weather Station
These weather stations shall help locals and municipalities determine and get accurate weather information. It uses an imported automated weather device, which are called data-loggers sourcing its data from a tipping bucket that goes directly to the console of the main data center. The average lifespan of a tipping bucket is 7-10 years. The next 800 data-loggers to be installed will be proudly Philippine made.
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To date and as Mr. Celso Caballero, General Manager, Weather Philippines Foundation mentioned during the #WeatherWiser Conference held at Blue Leaf Pavilion last November 25, there are about 661 weather devices installed across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.
“Weather preparedness has to be made more sustainable. Lack of readiness will always cause expensive disruption,” Caballero shared. “We have to be able to respond in a way that puts weather as a normal part of our lives, and can be seen as a significant factor in planning the groundwork for livelihood.”
The #WeatherWiser conference sets the stage for the convergence of LGUs and the private sector in offering a comprehensive pool of learning on climate change.
The #WeatherWiser conference also held The Brainy Bunch program supported by Mountain Hard Wear.
WeatherPhilippines Foundation partners and donors
WeatherPhilippines Foundation is a corporate social responsibility initiative of the Aboitiz Group, in partnership with Union Bank and MeteoGroup – a leading global weather services organization.
PAGASA reports remain as the official data. WeatherPhilippines only seeks to complement government’s efforts in enhancing the country’s disaster resilience.
The CSR initiative of WeatherPhilippines is made possible through the financial resources of the following platinum donors: SM Supermalls, ICTSI, Vista Land, NikelAsia, and LBC.
WeatherPhilippines and Globe Telecom
WeatherPhilippines aims to disseminate weather information among a wider network of communities through Globe Telecom, Inc., the official telecommunications partner of WeatherPhilippines.
To know more about WeatherPhilippines, visit www.weather.com.ph.
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