Town now equipped with Automated Weather Station

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BAGAC, Bataan: The Weather Philippines Foundation has provided Bagac town in Bataan province an Automated Weather Station (AWS) equipment that will provide weather forecasts in the mountain town and surrounding areas. Nicanor Ancheta, Bagac municipal administrator, said the town becomes the first and only Local Government Unit in Bataan that is equipped with the AWS. The foundation, a non-stock, non-profit organization, will provide free weather forecasts that is based on the data coming from the installed AWS. The AWS is solar-powered and provides data on wind direction and velocity, temperature, air pressure, humidity, rain and amount of sunlight. The foundation will assign meteorologists to train the LGUs in its operation. Ancheta said they have temporily installed the AWS at the back of the municipal hall but will soon transfer it to a higher and permanent site. He said that the digital information boards were already readied at the municipal hall, public market and town plaza, where weather forecasts will be relayed.

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