Cabaero: Simplifying typhoon terms

THE call issued last week for the weather bureau to use easy to understand terms in giving typhoon information was not the first.

Over the past years, such recommendations were made after updates during inclement weather conditions were not heeded because the information was beyond the understanding of most citizens.

President Benigno Aquino III echoed that call last Thursday at the height of flooding in parts of Luzon and Metro Manila due to rains brought by Typhoon “Gener.” Aquino cited terms used in the forecast such as “7 to 10 millimeters of rain,” low pressure area “surge,” “relative humidity” and “luminosity of the moon.” (Read the rest of this entry)