Improving lives with localized weather forecast

WeatherPhilippines take great pride in our role of helping stakeholders see the importance of making weather data-driven decisions. The past years have been about establishing the foundation as a key player in building a #WeatherWiser nation prepared enough to face weather-related challenges. Here’s the story of a student and a farmer whose lives were improved by WeatherPhilippines’ localized weather forecast.

Young and #WeatherWiser

One of the factors from which WeatherPhilippines’ campaigns draws its strength is through connections with our stakeholders. To this end, we try to make reliable and relevant weather information accessible to others.

In the recent years, we have received feedback about how accurate weather information has changed the way many of our stakeholders live and operate their businesses.

One avid weatherph.org website member, Kevin Conrad Ibasco, relies a lot on the weather updates provided by WeatherPhilippines. Kevin is a Grade 11 student from Tayug, Pangasinan and has long been interested in checking the weather and keeping himself updated with the weather systems active in their area.

He told us that whenever people ask him about the weather, he immediately accesses the WeatherPhilippines website. “Nagagamit ko rin po ang WeatherPhilippines sa pagbibigay ng information sa mga relatives ko, #WeatherWiser ako (I am able to use WeatherPhilippines information and relay this to my relatives. I am #WeatherWiser),” he said.

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Weather forecast for farming practices

Awe Cruzata, a farmer from Libmanan, Camarines Sur, also benefits a lot from being #WeatherWiser.

“Mahalaga po kayo, lalo na sa pagsisimula ng taniman para malaman namin kung tuloy-tuloy ang pag-ulan. Lalo na kung may bagyo, [kayo] po ay malaking tulong sa mga magsasaka. Salamat po, WeatherPhilippines (Your work is important, especially during the start of the farming season. It helps us to know if there will be continuous rain. Especially when there is a typhoon, your group is a big help for us farmers. Thank you, WeatherPhilippines),” said Awe in a virtual interview.

According to Awe, the constant Facebook updates of WeatherPhilippines assist him in his livelihood as he relies on our five-day forecast in mitigating the threat or damage of severe weather conditions to his rice crop.

Awe lives in San Fernando, Camarines Sur, but his farm is located in the municipality of Libmanan, which is almost an hour away. This makes our micro-climate data highly valuable for his day to day farm operations.

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Stories like Awe and Kevin’s inspire us to find better ways for our operations. Each life changed by the weather information that we provide shows that the use of our AWS network and information channels are bringing us closer to our vision of helping build a #WeatherWiser nation.

Got a #WeatherWiser story to share? We would like to hear from you!

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