Gale Warning
Issued at: 5:00 PM TODAY , 05 April 2017
Gale Warning # 10 (Final)
For:

Gale Warning in PDF file





Monthly Climate Assessment and Outlook

Issued: 07 April 2017


ENSO Weekly Monitoring: La Nina Watch continues.. 
16 September 2016
updates shall be issued as appropriate.


Monthly Rainfall Forecast
RAINFALL FORECAST  (April - September 2017) 
UPDATED: 05 April 2017 (next update 26 May 2017)


Regional Rainfall Forecast
Issued: 05 April 2017
Valid for: April-September 2017
Farm Weather Forecast and Advisories
ISSUED              : 8AM, MONDAY, APRIL 24, 2017
VALID UNTIL      :  8AM, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017
FWFA:  N0. 17-114


Ten-Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 12 April 21 - 30, 2017

PHILIPPINE AGRI-WEATHER FORECAST

      The weather systems that are expected to affect the whole country within the ten-day period are ridge of high pressure area, easterlies and low pressure area.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening are expected over the whole country during the early and the middle days of the forecast period. On the latter part of the period, a possible low pressure area will affect the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao which will bring cloudy skies with light to moderate rains. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

Winds blowing from the southeast to south will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the east to northeast over Mindanao. The whole archipelago will have slight to moderate seas during the early and middle days of the dekadal period. On the latter part of the dekad the seaboards of Northern Luzon, eastern Visayas and Mindanao will have moderate to occasionally rough seas while the rest of the country will have slight to moderate seas.

            The eastern and central equatorial Pacific is in neutral condition.


Seasonal Climate Outlook
Issued:  20 January 2017
FOR January - June 2017
PDF 




Astronomical Diary
Issue for April 2017
Lyrids Meteor, Jupiter, Saturn will be found at about 19 degrees above the east southeastern horizon and...




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31 March 2017

SUBJECT:

Participants  in the Meteorological Technicians Training Course (MTTC)
The following have been accepted to undergo the Meteorological Technicians Training Course (MTTC), scheduled on 04 April – 12 September 2017:

Name Name
PAGASA Employees 18. Deleña, Carizz J.
1.  Mariñas, Aurelio G. 19. Domingo, Bernaliza
2.  Tamondong , Aljon L. 20. Gambuta, Edgar B.
Philippine Air Force 21. Garcia Jr. , Eufronio B.
3.  Malondon,  Jomel B. 22. Gayoso, Jaspher C.
4.  Tang, Yusop C. 23. Igna Jr., Nestor Z
5.  Teanilla, Francis 24. Kabiling, Harold Jan S.
6.  Cuenca, Jessa C. 25. Leona, Louren A,
Philippine Navy 26. Lutap, Leo Angelo A.
7.    Paalisbo, Ariel J. 27. Medina, Genomari B.
8.    Borja, Christian P. 28. Nuñez, Ian Neil M.
Non-PAGASA 29. Nuylan, Raymond S.
9.    Amba, Mizpah F. 30. Samsona, LhezelGane M.
10. Avestruz, Mary Joyce 31. Sumalpong, Khienth Q.
11. Bahian, Archie C. 32. Sumbise, Rechel M.
12. Batang, Johnny C. 33. Tarnate, April Joy B.
13. Bugtay, Erwin Roy G. 34. Torres, Veronica C.
14. Cahanap, Jonathan C. 35. Tribiana, Alvin T.
15. Caranyagan, Philip Neil S. 36. Varilla, Charmagne Marie B.
16. Cornelio, Edric L. 37. Villanueva, Venus M.
17. Dazo, David Aaron G.  
PAGASA personnel listed above are hereby relieved of their duties in their respective offices and temporarily reassigned at the Training and Public Information Section (TPIS) from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM for the duration of the training course.  Concerned Division Chiefs/OICs at the Central Office and Heads of Field Stations are directed to institute necessary steps to prevent disruption of the essential services due to the attendance of some of their personnel to the aforementioned training course.

In this connection, PAGASA field personnel listed above are entitled to collect traveling expenses and incidental expenses at P160.00 per day for a minimum of 30 days and Non- PAGASA trainees are entitled to a transportation allowance of two thousand pesos (P 2,000.00) per month for the duration of the training as stipulated under the PAGASA Local Scholarships Program subject to the usual budgeting, accounting and auditing rules and regulations.

All participants are directed to report for the start of the training on 04 April 2017, 8:00 A.M. WMO/PAGASA Regional Training Center, 2/F, PAGASA Central Office, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City.  Compulsory and punctual attendance is enjoined.

This Order takes effect on 04 April 2017.


(Original Signed)
VICENTE B. MALANO, Ph.D.
Administrator





Research and Development and Training Division (RDTD)
Training Plan for 2014

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is one (1) of the attached agencies of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under its Scientific and Technical Services Institutes. It is mandated to “provide protection against natural calamities and utilize scientific knowledge as an effective instrument to insure the safety, well being and economic security of all the people, and for the promotion of national progress.”  

PAGASA was designated as the Regional Meteorological Training Centre (RMTC) for the South West Pacific  (Region V) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1968  with the Institute of Meteorology,  now the Research and Development and Training Division (RDTD) as its “Training Component”.  In 1978, the Department of Meteorology (DMO), now the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology (IESM), University of the Philippines(UP)  was added as its “University Component.”

The RDTD, the training, research and astronomy arm of PAGASA conducts regular training courses on Meteorology, Hydrology, Meteorological Observations and other specialized technical courses. The Meteorologists Training Course (MTC) has the compulsory topics in the atmospheric science, which include physical meteorology, dynamic meteorology, synoptic meteorology and climatology. It also contains includes most of the elective fields of specialization (aeronautical and agricultural meteorology, weather forecasting, etc.)  This is in accordance with the guidelines for the Education and Training Personnel in Meteorology and Operational Hydrology (WMO- No. 258, 4th edition) and the Manual on the Implementation of Education and Training Standards in Meteorology and Hydrology (WMO-No. 1083).  This course usually requires one academic year.  

The Hydrologists Training Course (HTC)  is also in accordance with the guidelines of WMO-No. 258 4th Edition and the Manual on the Implementation of Education and Training Standards in Meteorology and Hydrology (WMO-No. 1083).  This course also requires one academic year. On the other hand, the Meteorological Technicians Training Course (MTTC) follows the guidelines as provided in the WMO-No 258 4th Edition.

The Training, Fellowships  and Scholarships Unit (TFSU) of the Training and Public Information Section (TPIS), RDTD, PAGASA is tasked to carry  out  plans, coordination and the conduct of training  in  the atmospheric, geophysical and space sciences including the administration  of local and foreign grants; and the operation and maintenance of the training facilities of the Agency in support of its human resources development program. 

Trainings conducted for 2014 are as follows:

Hydrologists Training Course (HTC) – 05 August 2013 to 17 July 2014
General Objective: Participants shall acquire broad knowledge and skills in hydrology. 

 HTC

 

Training Course for PAGASA’s Forecasters, Hydrologists and Researchers: Capacity Enhancement for Doppler Radar Applications in Nowcasting
General Objective:  Enhance the capacity of Forecasters, Hydrologists and Researchers in  weather forecasting and warning using Doppler Radar


Training on Probabilistic, Quantitative, Precipitation Forecasting (PQPF)
General Objective: Acquire knowledge in Quantitative Precipitation Forecasting

PQPF

 

Refresher Course on Meteorological Observations, Practices and Procedures for Field Station Personnel  (Regional)
General Objective: Participants will be qualified meteorological technicians having completed the basic instruction package for meteorological technicians (BIP-MT). They will be able to carry out weather, climate and other environmental observation and perform related tasks.

Southern Luzon PRSD - 19-21 February 2014
National Capital Region PRSD - 12-14 March 2014
Mindanao PRSD - 26-28 March 2014
Visayas PRSD - 04-06 May 2014
Northern Luzon PRSD - 14-16 May 2014

Refre Course masbate


Government Radio Operator’s Certification (GROC)  for Field Station Personnel  (Regional)

General Objective: Participants will be able to obtain license to  operate radio equipment legally.

Mindanao PRSD - 02-05 April 2014
Southern Luzon PRSD - 09-12 April 2014
Visayas PRSD - 07-10 May 2014
Northern Luzon PRSD - 28-31 May 2014

GROC


Meteorological Technicians Training Course (MTTC)
– 15 October 2014 -31 March 2015
General Objective: Participants will be qualified meteorological technicians having completed the basic instruction package for meteorological technicians (BIP-MT).  They will be able to carry out weather, climate and other environmental observation and perform related tasks.

MTTC2


Information, Education Communication (IEC) on Meteorology, Hydrology and Astronomy
General Objective: Participants shall be able to acquire knowledge and understanding  in meteorology, hydrology and astronomy.

Three (3) Ad Hoc Training – to be determined later