Cloud seeding in Bohol suspended amid rains due to LPA

The 45-hour cloud-seeding operations in Bohol which started on Thursday last week remained suspended amid the presence of a low pressure area (LPA) off Mindanao.

According to Provincial Agriculturist Larry Pamugas, the operations were ceased starting Saturday after effects of the LPA were experienced in the province.

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The cloud seeding will resume once weather conditions improve, he said.

Leon Parac, Jr., cloud seeding focal person, earlier noted that the first round of the operations was scheduled to be carried out until November 18 using 15-200 microns of vacuum dried salt.

The second round of cloud seeding which will use 30 microns of powder salt will be conducted from November 19 to November 27, 2018, he added.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the LPA is expected to bring rains in Bohol and the rest of the Visayas and in Mindanao.

It was seen at about 185 kilometers east of Davao City, in Davao del Sur as of Tuesday morning.

If the LPA intensifies into a tropical depression, it will be locally named “Samuel.” (ad)



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