READ: PAGASA’s statement on rumored Super Typhoon in January


 
State weather bureau has released a statement regarding posts circulating in social media about a Super Typhoon that would apparently affect the country in January 2018.
 
PRESS RELEASE
 
“There were rumours circulating in social media platform like Facebook regarding a super typhoon that might affect the country this coming January 2018. The current weather analysis shows that there is a possible formation of tropical cyclone this coming January 2018. Based on historical records, it is normal for the month of January to have 0-1 tropical cyclone. But, predicting the tropical cyclone intensity to reach super typhoon category for more than 1 week ahead has a very high uncertainty. The atmosphere is very dynamic hence constant monitoring is necessary.
 
The general public is advised to be more careful, verify information and listen only to right authority so as not to cause panic. Furthermore, everyone is advised to access only the official information from PAGASA thru our website https://www1.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/ or thru our official Facebook page www.facebook.com/PAGASA.DOST.GOV.PH.
 
ESPERANZA O. CAYANAN, Ph.D.”

 
With this, the public is advised to exercise caution when sharing critical information such as warnings regarding hazards.

Desserie Dionio

Desserie Dionio

Weather Reporter at Panahon TV

Desserie’s passion for Journalism roots from her stint as a Features Writer for the Tandang Sora National High School’s school paper. A graduate of Bachelor in Broadcast Communication from the Polytechnic University of the Philippines (PUP) Manila, she started her career as a news writer and social media administrator. To date, Desserie works as a Social Media Strategist and Weather Reporter for PanahonTV. She believes that the simplest changes in our everyday lives can make the world a better place.