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weather forecast :
- heavy rain rate in mm per hour, where, when, and duration
- aims to post greater than 8 mm per hour with more than 1 hour duration
view : 1) current posting or 2) archive or 3) disclaimer
Year in and year out, the Philippines is visited by heavy rains, which wreak havoc and devastation on its economy. The sad aspect is that these rains come EVEN without the presence of typhoons.
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At this site, we will jointly accept the challenge of providing an early warning signal for them. We will provide postings of heavy rain rates in "mm per hour" as it hits land in the Philippines. Though we do not have radar instrumentation to guide us, the internet abounds in weather data for us to go by. All our data will be solely and exclusively sourced from relevant internet sites. These will include satellite images, ocean surface temperatures, wind direction, and personal estimates. We will limit our postings to heavy rain estimates, which may cause flooding at specified areas. We will also provide the approximate time the effect would be felt, and the estimated time duration.
For sure, our data cannot be as accurate as those derived from radar instrumentation and the like, but we know that we will be within that proverbial "ball park".
Before proceeding, however, we have to insist on the limitations of this experimental site, lest we be misunderstood. For this reason, therefore, we are asking you to read the following disclaimer for your guidance. We encourage you to send us feedback through the facility provided.
Thank you very much.
This site is for information purposes only and is intended to supplement and complement information from official sources. THIS SITE DOES NOT CARRY ANY ENDORSEMENT FROM ANY OFFICIAL SOURCE. Heavy rain postings given here SHOULD NOT BE USED AS A BASIS FOR MAKING LIFE or DEATH DECISIONS. In case of any conflict between what is found here and those offered by official sources, the conflict should be resolved at all times in favor of official sources and these official sources MUST BE FOLLOWED.