Regional Director of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Edgardo J. Ollet discusses the importance of monitoring local weather.
SM City Marilao recently launched its own Automated Weather Station (AWS) as part of efforts to promote disaster risk reduction, monitor weather conditions and study the weather and climate as well as sustainable businesses in the locality.
Partnering with the Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. (WPFI), the AWS is an automated version of a traditional weather station that measures the amount of rainfall, atmospheric pressure, humidity, temperature, wind direction, wind speed and UV radiation.
This project aims to keep business partners, especially tenants, academic institutions and shoppers informed and prepared especially for incoming typhoons.
Real-time data updates can be viewed online at www.weather.com.ph. By entering SM City Marilao in the search bar and selecting the mall in the results list of on the map, current and forecasted (5-day) weather conditions can be seen. Related news, both in text and video, can also be viewed on the site without charges.
During the launch, Regional Director of National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council Edgardo J. Ollet and Disaster Management Team Leader Arnold Vytingco discussed the importance of monitoring local weather as well as the benefits of Automated Weather Station in the community. Actual demonstration of how to use the AWS was likewise highlighted in the launch.