Gale Warning
Issued at: 5:00 PM TODAY , 19 February 2017
Gale Warning # 3 (Final)
For: strong to gale force winds associated with the northeast monsoon.

Gale Warning in PDF file



Weather Advisory
As of today, there is no Weather Advisory issued.


Dams Water Level Update
As of 6 AM, 22 February  2017

General Flood Advisories - Regional
Issued 22 February 2017


Daily Basin Hydrological Forecast
Issued 22 February 2017




Monthly Climate Assessment and Outlook

La Niña-like conditions continue
Issued: 06 February 2017
updates shall be issued as appropriate.

Monthly Rainfall Forecast
RAINFALL FORECAST  (February - July 2017) 
UPDATED: 18 January 2017 


Regional Rainfall Forecast
Issued: 18 January 2017
Valid for: February - July 2017
Farm Weather Forecast and Advisories
ISSUED              : 8AM, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2017
VALID UNTIL      :  8AM, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2017
FWFA:  N0. 17-053


Ten-Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 6  FEBRUARY 21- 28, 2017

PHILIPPINE AGRI-WEATHER FORECAST

The weather systems that will affect the whole country are northeast monsoon, easterlies, low pressure area (LPA) and tail-end of a cold front.

The whole country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rains or thunderstorms during the early days of the forecast period. After this, Mindanao and the regions of MIMAROPA, Eastern Visayas and Central Visayas will have light to moderate rains and thunderstorms. The regions of Cagayan Valley, Ilocos, CAR, Central Luzon and Bicol will experience cloudiness which may bring rains or thunderstorms at the midst of the forecast period up to the latter part of the dekad. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Light to moderate winds will blow from east to southeast over Luzon during the early days of the dekadal period. After this, gradual shift to northeasterly direction of moderate to strong winds will prevail over Luzon. The rest of the country will have winds coming from east to northeast.

During the early days of the forecast period, the seaboards of the whole country will be slight to moderate. The coastal waters of Luzon will be moderate to rough at the midst of the forecast period. This will take place up to the latter part of the dekad. 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
Issued 01 February 2017
National Astronomy Week (NAW), Famous Equilateral triangle in the sky and Annular Solar Eclipse (not visible in the Philippines)...




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ANNOUNCEMENT OF TRAINING
Meteorological Technicians Training Course (MTTC)


The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) shall conduct a Meteorological Technicians Training Course (WMO Class IV). The course shall be conducted for five (5) months, whole day session and scheduled to start on 04 April 2017. It shall be composed of theoretical and practical phases.

The course is open to PAGASA employees, personnel of other National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and other interested applicants, who meet the following requirements:

          ◘ Not more than thirty five (35) years of age, physically and mentally fit;
          ◘ Holder of Bachelor's Degree in natural and allied sciences or at least in 3rd year engineering course, who have completed/earned units in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, college physics, chemistry and information technology; and
          ◘ Pass the qualifying examination.

Application for training shall be filed at the Training & Public Information Section, RDTD, PAGASA/WMO Regional Training Centre, 2nd Floor, Science Garden, Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City on or before 20 February 2017 with the following requirements:

          ◘ Original/certified true copy of Transcript of Records; and
          ◘ Certificate of Civil Service eligibility, if any.

Applicants who qualify to undergo the training course shall be notified accordingly.
Click HERE to Download Application Form

(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