(PAGASA 24-HOUR PUBLIC WEATHER FORECAST as of Thursday, 18 July 2024) At 3:00 AM today, the Low Pressure Area (LPA) was estimated based on all available data at 310 km East Northeast of Davao City (8.3°N, 128.2°E). Southwest Monsoon affecting the western sections of Southern Luzon and Mindanao. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—˜π—”π—§π—›π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Surigao del Sur will experience cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms due to LPA. Possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to heavy rains. 𝗙𝗒π—₯π—˜π—–π—”π—¦π—§ π—ͺπ—œπ—‘π—— 𝗔𝗑𝗗 π—–π—’π—”π—¦π—§π—”π—Ÿ π—ͺπ—”π—§π—˜π—₯ π—–π—’π—‘π——π—œπ—§π—œπ—’π—‘: Light to Moderate winds coming from Northeast to Northwest will prevail with slight to moderate seas (0.6 to 2.5 meters).

Monday, May 22, 2023

Port of Surigao within DENR limits for air quality, ambient noise

SURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte -- The Port of Surigao is compliant with the limits set by the Environmental Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in terms of air quality and ambient noise levels.

According to the results of an air quality test conducted on April 18, 2023, at the Port of Surigao's operational areas for one-hour, total suspended particulates (TSP) were recorded at 15 micrograms per cubic meter (ug/NCM) at Gate 5 area, while 16.1 ug/NCM was recorded at Gate 1. These figures are significantly below the DENR's allowable limit of 300 ug/NCM.

Moreover, the ambient noise levels at the port were also found to be well within the allowable limits. The measurements were taken during three periods of the day: daytime, early evening, and late night. The minimum noise level recorded was 50.6 decibels A (dBA), while the maximum was 62.8 dBA. The DENR has set the allowable noise level limit at 70 dBA.

These findings were results of a comprehensive evaluation conducted by the DENR's Environmental Management Bureau, aimed at assessing the environmental impact of the Port of Surigao's operations. The bureau's inspection team conducted several tests and evaluations to ensure that the port's operations comply with environmental standards. (PPA-PMO Surigao/PIA- Surigao del Norte)