DOST launching online
weather channel May 30

May 27 2016 7:52 AM

image from dostv.ph
image from dostv.ph

Starting Monday, May 30, weather buffs can tune in to the newest weather channel online, run by the Department of Science and Technology.

Dubbed DOSTv, the new channel is accessible at www.dostv.ph, www.science.ph, and www.dostv.ph/youtube, and is to start at 11 a.m. on Monday.

It will “feature the latest weather updates and forecast, as well as science and technology stories in the country,” the DOST said.

“By initially airing over the internet, DOSTv also aims to reach a wider audience in bringing the latest news on (science and technology) developments in the Philippines,” DOST added.

The DOST said DOSTv’s weather updates are important factors in decision making, such as in events planning.

“In adverse conditions, weather updates are important in disaster preparedness, especially in areas prone to flooding, landslides, and other hazards,” it said.

* Maiden broadcast

DOSTv’s maiden broadcast will feature Diwata-1, the first Filipino microsatellite launched into orbit last April 27.

The feature will show how Diwata-1 contributes to forecasting the daily weather in the Philippines, as well as the people behind Diwata’s development.

DOSTv, produced by the DOST’s Science and Technology Information Institute, is the latest initiative in helping the country be more prepared for disasters and more aware of S&T developments.

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