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PAGASA launches impact forecasting to reduce risks, improve preps

Posted 28th April 2023

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State weather bureau PAGASA on Wednesday officially launched its project on impact-based forecasting, which will help authorities and the public take action even before a hazard occurs.

The P1.2-billion impact-based forecasting for flood, landslide, severe wind and storm surge, and early warning system project translates meteorological and hydrological hazards into sector- and location-specific impacts.

Impact-based forecasting focuses on the preventive aspects of disaster management by communicating "what the weather will do" instead of "what the weather will be."

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