Makati City puts up 3rd weather monitor stationBy Miko Morelos
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The Makati government has put up the third weather monitoring station in the city in its continuing efforts to provide residents with the local weather forecast.
Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay inaugurated the other day the weather monitoring station in Barangay San Lorenzo in partnership with the Manila Observatory, the oldest research meteorological institute ran by the Jesuits at Ateneo de Manila University.
The system costs P138,000.
According to Binay, access to information about the weather conditions in Makati will enable city government officials to make critical decisions immediately, like suspending classes, instead of relying on forecasters from
the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the country’s weather bureau.
“While other areas in Manila may be experiencing heavy rains and floods that may prompt [the] suspension of classes, Makati may only [have] light showers,” he said. “With this system, local officials [can] decide whether to suspend classes or not.”
Aside from the San Lorenzo weather station, the local government installed two other stations at city hall and in Barangay Poblacion last year.