Why Do We Need To Check The Weather Forecast Before We Travel? Stay On Top of Your #WOTD

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A few weeks ago, the team from Weather.com.ph invited selected bloggers to visit Anvaya Cove for an event they called #WeatherWiser, for an educational orientation and game about the Weather Philippines mobile application.

Download here -> for IOS, Android.

Participants
Participants

Learning about the weather is more critical for travelers than they may think—it is as crucial, if not more so, than hotel booking details, airfare value, packing and tourist attractions. Let’s face it—no matter how amazing that beach is, if your day is rained out, there’s no point in visiting.

Weather Philippines #WOTD Event at Anvaya Cove
Weather Philippines #WOTD Event at Anvaya Cove

Hence the need to pay attention to your #WOTD: Weather for Travel and Adventure. The Philippines needs to utilize weather information, not just to prepare for disasters, but on a daily basis for strengthening key programs in tourism, agriculture, business continuity, and sustainable development.

Welcome Kit
Welcome Kit

When we aren’t accurately informed, there is a tendency to overprepare and underprepare, both with their own costs to business operations and personal plans. Think of all the times you’ve had to put off dinner with your friends due to a signal warning, only to see a perfectly clear sky! A lack of weather information prevents us from making appropriate decisions and actions, and it affects both work and lifestyle.

Pinoy Bloggers at Anvaya Cove
Pinoy Bloggers at Anvaya Cove

This is where WeatherPhilippines steps in, as an organization which provides the country with a premier weather sensing and forecasting system made possible by technology, inclusive partnerships, and communication. It was founded in 2012 by the Aboitiz Foundation, UnionBank, and Meteogroup, and it delivers free, more localized, and accurate weather information accessed through weather.com.ph. As of 2014, WeatherPhilippines has deployed 750 Automated Weather Stations (AWS) nationwide, partnered with more than 568 LGUs and private sector companies, and has started its #WeatherWiser Nation campaign. WeatherPhilippines complements our government’s nationwide efforts on disaster risk reduction, and aims to help build a #WeatherWiserNation that uses weather information for nation-building and sustainable development.

Basic Mountaineering Course
Basic Mountaineering Course

Beautiful Weather at Anvaya Cove
Beautiful Weather at Anvaya Cove

Weather Philippines encourages online influencers—like popular bloggers—to learn more about localized weather, and how it affects their lives. After all, they have wide audiences of their own, and they can easily and rapidly spread the benefits of becoming #WeatherWiser. WeatherPhilippines’ passion to strengthen local tourism and travel was what inspired the development of their new mobile application, and led them to invite people to the #WeatherWiser event.

photo courtesy of TrailsUnlimited.blogspot.com
Team #WeatherWiser photo courtesy of TrailsUnlimited.blogspot.com

The WeatherPhilippines mobile application is available for IOS and Android, and comes with a host of features, such as customizable locations, and color-coded weather warnings based on world meteorological standards. The app shows the weather condition in different colors depends and if you are wondering what it means, heres the corresponding meaning for each color code.

  • Green – Normal
  • Yellow – Weather Watch
  • Orange – Moderate
  • Red – Heavy
  • Violet – Extreme

Users can select, save, and label significant locations from a list of 750 areas which have AWS. It also creates easy access to weather information and 5-day localized weather forecasts of significant places, such as homes, offices, favorite travel destinations, and the beach.

My Weather Forecast haha
My Weather Forecast 🙂 photo courtesy of Azrael Coladilla

Because of its accessibility, it allows you to check conditions in real time without waiting for announcements on the radio or TV, so no matter where you are, you can stay smart and safe! Keeping your vacations from getting cancelled, or booking or going to any province in the Philippines, has just become a much more informed decision thanks to this app, which will cut unnecessary cancellations or wasted resources.

Give the app a chance and become #WeatherWiser today.

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