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.
“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.