PAGASA-Zambo to get 30 ARG PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 06 November 2013 13:27

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is set to receive this week 30 Automated Rain Gauge (ARG) worth millions of pesos for Zamboanga City.

PAGASA-Zamboanga Station Chief Metrological Officer Maribel Hasanah-Enriquez said yesterday the ARG will come from the Department of Science and Technology-Advanced Science and Technological Institute (DOST-ASTI) in Manila.

Enriquez said the arrival of the ARG will boost the capability of PAGASA-Zamboanga station to monitor the weather condition in the area.

Enriquez said the areas where the ARG will be installed will be determined jointly by PAGASA in partnership with the DOST, Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB).

The ARG will be used to measure the volume of rainfall of a particular place, according to Enriquez.

“The rain gauge for Zamboanga City will arrive this week,” Enriquez said here at the sideline of PAGASA-DOST Media Seminar-Workshop for Region IX.

She said the instrument can also be used as a warning device to determine if an evacuation “is already necessary due to possible flooding.”

Meanwhile, she disclosed that PAGASA-Zamboanga has existing installed equipment like water level, automated weather station (AWG) and ARG.

These are installed in the barangays of Ayala, Patalon, Pasonanca, Tumaga, Vitali, Curuan and in Sitio San Ramon, Talisayan. -- RGAAG