PAGASA Reminds Public That It Is No Longer Doing Weather Forecasts; Gives Tropical Storm ‘Falcon’ a Score of 8.4

Tropical storm described as ‘not very photogenic on satellite imaging.’

(Manila) Only hours after the heavy rains ceased a seemingly endless barrage, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) released its critical review of tropical storm ‘Falcon.’

“Our experts gave Falcon an average score of 8.4 which is  pretty high for a tropical storm that didn’t even reach Category 1 status on the international scale. It would have been higher but its shape was scattered and underdeveloped.” PAGASA Weather Reviews Chief Ben Kisumbing said.

The panel that reviewed Falcon noted that the storm was ‘not very photogenic on satellite imaging’ but made up for it by being ‘torrid and passionate like a summer fling.’

Critics of PAGASA again decried the bureau’s inability to provide proper forecasts which saw many of the country’s working and studying population drenched by Falcon’s heavy rains.

“Nung isang buwan, uulan daw parang Ondoy, wala namang nangyari. Ngayon walang abiso pero heto kawawa ang mga bata. Dito lang siguro sa Pilipinas nagsu-suspend ng klase pagkatapos ng bagyo–dahil may sakit na ang mga bata.” a Manila resident said as she was picking her two children up from school late Thursday afternoon.

(“The other month they said it would rain like it did during Ondoy but the rains never came. This time they barely said anything but the rains came hard and the kids suffer the most. It’s probably only here in the Philippines where the government suspends classes when the typhoon has already passed–mostly because by then the children are already sick.”)

PAGASA was quick to point out that since last month the weather bureau is no longer in the business of weather forecasts but rather weather reviews.

“We’ve already said that we don’t have the means to predict weather competently and are doing weather reviews instead. The public should know that from here on out when we do try weather forecasting it’ll be based on our ‘gut feel’ and not actual science.” PAGASA Chief Pedro Arnulfo said.

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43 thoughts on “PAGASA Reminds Public That It Is No Longer Doing Weather Forecasts; Gives Tropical Storm ‘Falcon’ a Score of 8.4

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  2. so who should we consult then? i hope there’s another organization that would help us know immediately if there are classes or not, for the students’ sake.

  3. PAGASA should not be blamed about children being sent home just after their classes have started. not even CHED or DepEd should be blamed, the munincipal govt should be very vigilant about suspending classes earlier rather than later when those student’s had already gone to school.

  4. nobody can really predict weather..PAGASA is only a guide..it is only run by people like us..pls know how to guide yourselves if you feel that the weather is bad then don’t send your children to school..I’m sure the teacher’s will understand..Be responsible enough to know what to do..don’t count everything to PAGASA..

  5. nobody can really predict weather..PAGASA is only a guide..it is only run by people like us..pls know how to guide yourselves if you feel that the weather is bad then don’t send your children to school..I’m sure the teacher’s will understand..Be responsible enough to know what to do..don’t count everything to PAGASA..

  6. kawawa po ang college students dapat kasabay na ng Highschool suspension ang higer education. Mas mahirap ang situation ng mga malalayo ang school.

      1. you’re just being prepped when you’re already working. ine, ijo, when you’re working hindi basta basta nagsususpend ng trabaho. deal with it.

  7. wag kaio magalit sa PAGASA.. kasalanan ba nila na walang techy instrument to use

    eh kung mag alisan silang lahat para mag work abroad eh di lalo tayong kawawa

  8. Ay naku wag na taung maginarte! Kasalan din naman natin kung bakit binago ng PAGASA ung stance nila when it comes to weather, from forecast to review na lang. Nasa “feeling” na lang yan kung masama ang panahon o wala peps.

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  9. Fun read. 🙂
    Well kahit na gaano pa kamahal equipments na gagamitin natin, hanggang prediction lang talaga ang kaya natin. Walang foolproof na forecast, lalo na sa atin sa Pinas na nasa Pacific at napapaligiran ng dagat — I don’t doubt our scientists, nasa equipment lang yan at luck ng ng kanilang predictions. Tingnan nyo ang earthquake equipments ng Japan, billions of dollars ang budget nila para dyan, pero hindi pa din nila eksaktong na-predict kung saan at kelan tatama ang lindol.

  10. WAG NA KASI MAHIYA MAGSUSPEND NG KLASE. ANG DAMI DAMING SCHOOL DAYS PARA ISACRIFICE NIYO ANG ONE DAY NA OBVOIUSLY MAY BAGYO NMAN TALAGA. DAPAT KASI PAG WALA PASOK HIGHSCHOOL WALA NA DIN PASOK ANG COLLEGE. PARE-PAREHO LANG NAMIN KAMI TAO AT NAGKAKASAKIT.

  11. do you even think they should have cast that stupid “gut feel” on public broadcast? wasnt the org run by tax? what theyre doing is just reviewing? i just knew the Phil. got no weather forecasting organization?

  12. ahaha nasa school yan wala yan sa PAGASA or CHED dapat ang school ang nag dedecide kung suspendido ba ang klase o hindi.. dapat mainform ng maaga ang mga students sa mabilis naparaan…

  13. wala na talagang kapakapagasa maging ang pagasa ng ating bansa… dito sa australia buong isang linggo nafoforecast precisely if not perfect. daming nasisira at nasasayang na kabuhayan at ariarian dahil sa kapalpakan ng buong sistema ng bayan, wag na kasing magkunyari, maypaupgrade upgrade pa kayong nalalaman, sa internet na lang pwede makitingin sa data ng ibang bansa, wala pang gastos na napupunta lang sa bulsa ng mga walang kasing kakapal na mukha ng mga nasa poder… peste!

  14. well fake man to o hindi, its a fact na madalas palpak ang forecast ng pagasa. sa yahoo weather lang ok na… alisin na ang pagasa..

  15. Oh My GOD! Sana manuod na lang ang pag asa sa CNN atleast doon 75% accurate cla… lagi nalang akong lumulusong sa baha!

  16. it would be better to change your name rather than PAGASA.. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) , your service is not really helping. He said : “We’ve already said that we don’t have the means to predict weather competently and are doing weather reviews instead. The public should know that from here on out when we do try weather forecasting it’ll be based on our ‘gut feel’ and not actual science.” You mean that you only review the weather and also base it on what you only feel to what’s going to happen next, well if that’s the case change your name to this – Always Weather Review On Non-Sense forecastinG for Weather Prediction in short – Always W.R.O.N.G. of Weather Prediction!! – for a fake comment/suggestion only, but half meant true.. LOL!

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