Above average rainfall will continue to affect the country until April or even May, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday. The state weather bureau confirmed the cold weather and rains other parts of the country are experiencing is still part of the La Niña phenomenon that started June of 2010.
Even thought very few tropical storms are expected the next few months, the rain is coming from other weather systems like the tail-end of a cold front. PAGASA and the Department of Science and Technology also unveiled a new landslide early warning device, which was developed in partnership with the University of the Philippines.
The device is basically a segmented tube that is dug into the ground. When any portion of the ground moves, the movements are tracked by the device and sends an SMS to parties concerned. The device will be made locally and the price will be less than the expensive gadgets that are available now.