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DOST chief to resign if PAGASA, Phivolcs moved to disaster resilience department

Aug 09, 2018 - 6:51 PM

Science Secretary Fortunato de la Peña says he would just return to private life if the two agencies are attached to the proposed Department of Disaster Resilience

DOST CHIEF. DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Peña responds to questions in a press briefing in Legazpi City on August 8, 2018. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Philippines to witness total lunar eclipse on July 28

Jul 05, 2018 - 5:40 PM

This is reportedly the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. The eclipse will start at 1:13 am Philippine Standard Time.

June 21 will have longest daytime, shortest night of 2018

Jun 21, 2018 - 2:45 PM

This is due to the summer solstice, or when the sun is 'directly over the Tropic of Cancer'

PAGASA declares start of summer

Apr 10, 2018 - 3:50 PM

The weather in the Philippines will generally be 'warmer and drier,' but isolated rains are still expected

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, that it could not declare the onset of the dry seaso yet because the northeast monsoon or 'hanging amihan' has not been terminated. PAGASA said dry season may officially be declared by April. Photo by DARREN LANGIT/Rappler

FAST FACTS: Tropical cyclones, rainfall advisories

Sep 22, 2017 - 5:24 PM

Here's what you need to know about tropical cyclones and other terms used in everyday weather forecasts

Dante now a tropical storm, but still far from land

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The storm is expected to veer away from the Philippines and will not affect weekend weather

Tropical Depression Dante enters PH area

Apr 26, 2017 - 3:44 PM

However the storm is not expected to make landfall as it is forecast to eventually move northeast and out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical depression Dante set to enter PH area

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:54 PM

The weather disturbance is last located 1 285 km east of southern Luzon and is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility within Tuesday April 25

Isolated rain in Metro Manila, rest of PH on Sunday

Apr 23, 2017 - 12:58 AM

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will be experienced over Metro Manila and the rest of the country PAGASA says

Negative temperature in Atok, Benguet not true, PAGASA says

Feb 17, 2017 - 8:40 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says that if the negative temperature was indeed true then Atok and nearby municipalities should have experienced snow

NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE? State weather bureau PAGASA says there is no possibility that Atok experienced negative temperature from February 15 to 16. File photo by Fritzie Rodriguez/Rappler.com

News Briefs: February 3, 2017

Feb 03, 2017 - 12:16 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday February 3

Cagayan de Oro flooding: Did Pagasa give enough warnings?

Jan 19, 2017 - 9:21 PM

The state weather bureau issued several rainfall advisories starting Sunday but the warning of serious flooding was made only at 6:30 pm Monday

9 Mindanao provinces under Signal 1 due to Auring

Jan 07, 2017 - 6:44 PM

PAGASA says Auring is expected to make landfall over the Surigao provinces between Sunday evening and early Monday morning

Image courtesy of PAGASA

DepEd reiterates guidelines for class suspensions during typhoons

Jul 08, 2016 - 8:24 PM

In the absence of storm signals local government units have discretionary powers

PAGASA unveils improved smartphone app

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The app provides users key information on weather flooding and hazard which can help them during times of disasters and typhoons

WEATHER.  In this file photo, a vehicle drives down a flooded street as heavy rain pours in Makati city, south of Manila, Philippines, 15 December 2015. Photo by Mark Cristino/EPA

From Ambo to Zosimo: PAGASA releases 2016 typhoon names

May 25, 2016 - 6:10 PM

Here s a list of tropical cyclone names for 2016 Is your name on it?

PAGASA warns of possible La Niña by end of 2016

May 18, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The state weather bureau says there is a 50 chance that La Niña will develop in the last quarter of the year

PAGASA: Typhoon Lando to exit landmass earlier

Oct 18, 2015 - 11:46 PM

Still the state weather bureau places 5 areas under Signal Number 3 as Lando kills one and forces 23 000 to flee their homes

Image as of 11 pm on October 18, 2015, courtesy of PAGASA

Signal No. 4: Expect 'very heavy damage' to property, crops

Oct 17, 2015 - 10:49 PM

The last time PAGASA hoisted Signal No 4 was when Super Typhoon Yolanda Haiyan ravaged the Visayas in November 2013

'SIGNAL NO. 4.' Typhoon Lando (Koppu) prompts the Philippines' state weather bureau to raise Signal No. 4 in Aurora. A handout photo made available on the website of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on October 17, 2015, shows a satellite image of the water vapor floater of Lando as it advances the coastline (L) of the Philippines. Photo courtesy of NOAA/EPA

Stay indoors during Lando, Metro Manila residents told

Oct 17, 2015 - 8:21 PM

For Metro Manila residents Typhoon Lando Koppu remains dangerous even if it is not expected to bring as much rain as Tropical Storm Ondoy did in 2009

PREPARING FOR LANDO. Filipinos protect themselves against the downpour as they walk along a street in Manila, Philippines, on October 17, 2015. On the same day, the state weather bureau places Manila under Signal No. 2 due to Typhoon Lando (Koppu). Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

PAGASA adds Storm Signal No. 5 to storm warning system

May 21, 2015 - 3:12 PM

The state weather bureau says the increase in extremely damaging tropical cyclones in the country makes the previous storm warning systems inadequate

Netizens speak up about the free mobile disaster alerts law

Apr 18, 2015 - 10:37 PM

The NTC targets the implementation of the Implementing Rules and Regulations IRR by the third week of April What do you think should be added to the IRR?

Chedeng further weakens, now a tropical depression

Apr 05, 2015 - 6:43 AM

Only 4 areas remain under storm warning signals as Chedeng Maysak remains almost stationary off the coast of Aurora province

Chedeng weakens further as it approaches Aurora

Apr 05, 2015 - 12:18 AM

PAGASA places 19 areas under storm warning signals down from 26 as Chedeng is expected to make landfall on Sunday morning April 5 over the coast of Isabela Aurora

Chedeng weakens as tropical storm; 26 areas warned

Apr 04, 2015 - 6:02 PM

UPDATED Tropical Storm Chedeng is expected to make landfall over the coast of southern Isabela between 4 and 6 am on April 5

How rare are April storms in the Philippines?

Apr 02, 2015 - 5:22 PM

For the past 67 years there have only been 32 tropical cyclones that entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the month of April according to data from the state weather bureau

Fault-finders, storm-chasers: Hazard mapping in the PH

Mar 15, 2015 - 10:05 PM

The Philippines is the 3rd most disaster prone country in the world making hazard maps a necessity for Filipinos

El Niño 2015: How can Filipinos better understand it?

Mar 14, 2015 - 11:00 AM

How is government preparing for El Niño?

Ill-equipped agency? Story on COA audit of PAGASA 'misleading'

Dec 03, 2014 - 9:52 AM

Inquirer report based on 2013 Commission on Audit data says officials; Story demoralizing to scientists employees of state weather bureau

Metro Manila warned vs monsoon rains August 5-8

Aug 04, 2014 - 10:35 PM

Brace for the heaviest monsoon rains August 6 7 PAGASA says

Glenda now a typhoon; 30 areas warned

Jul 15, 2014 - 12:19 AM

UPDATED PAGASA places Catanduanes Albay Sorsogon and northern Samar under Signal No 3; and Metro Manila under Signal No 1

TOWARD BICOL. Typhoon Glenda (Rammasun) is expected to make landfall in the Albay-Sorsogon area by Tuesday evening. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Preparing to withstand other extreme weather events

Mar 29, 2014 - 2:31 PM

Climate changes may also increase the danger of war because already scarce natural resources including drinking water will be under greater pressure

158 families displaced by Davao del Norte floods

Mar 20, 2014 - 10:29 AM

Heavy rains caused by a low pressure area have flooded several communities in Davao del Norte

Basyang becomes an LPA again

Feb 02, 2014 - 12:04 AM

PAGASA lowers all storm signals due to Basyang

Metro, it's cold outside: Temp drops to 15.8ºC

Jan 26, 2014 - 10:38 AM

The temperature recorded early Sunday is just 0 7 degrees shy of the coldest temperature ever experienced in the metropolis

COOL SCHOOL WEATHER. Schoolchildren bundle up as they go to school in Baguio City, 13 Jan 2014. Dave Leprozo Jr./Rappler

Stop spreading 'typhoon' rumors, says science chief

Jan 14, 2014 - 7:17 PM

Stop the rumors and be sensitive about the plight of traumatized Yolanda survivors Science Secretary Montejo appeals

SUBMERGED. Residents ride a wooden boat as they paddle past submerged houses due to flooding brought about by heavy rains in the outskirts of Butuan City, Agusan del Sur province, January 13, 2014. Erwin Mascarinas/AFP

Yolanda to be retired as typhoon name (and other trivia)

Nov 23, 2013 - 8:15 AM

A typhoon s name is retired from PAGASA s list once it causes at least 300 deaths or P1B worth of damage in crops and infrastructure

Storm signal no. 4 in PH history

Nov 07, 2013 - 5:28 PM

Since 1991 there have been 14 previous instances when Signal No 4 was raised in the country

Photos from AFP

Typhoon Buwaya: On naming storms after the corrupt

Sep 06, 2013 - 12:07 AM

The petition on Change org addressed to the weather bureau has received mixed reactions

Netizens want storms named after corrupt politicians

Sep 04, 2013 - 1:08 AM

The petition hopes that it the new typhoon names would be a constant reminder of how [the Filipinos ] hard earned money has been stolen or misspent by corrupt politicians

Why is gov't slashing PAGASA's budget for 2014?

Aug 12, 2013 - 4:53 PM

The weather bureau is acquiring less Doppler radars and cutting down on contractual and project based employees next year

'Labuyo' now tropical storm; accelerates toward Catanduanes

Aug 10, 2013 - 7:31 AM

Meanwhile Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy for the next 24 hours

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 5.32 am August 10. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Labuyo 'too far' to hit PH directly

Aug 09, 2013 - 10:08 AM

UPDATED Tropical depression Labuyo intensifies and accelerates but is too far to hit the Philippines directly

Another PAGASA forecaster resigns

Aug 02, 2013 - 9:01 PM

Ricky Fabregas who is going to Congo joins former PAGASA chief Nathaniel Servando and other weathermen who have left the agency for more lucrative jobs

Huaning keeps strength; Signal #1 still over Batanes

Jul 10, 2013 - 11:18 PM

UPDATED PAGASA keeps Batanes under Signal No 1 as Huaning maintains its strength

Typhoon Soulik still on its way

Jul 09, 2013 - 11:45 AM

PAGASA reports that Typhoon Soulik is slated to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday making its effects known Thursday

SOULIK. Typhoon Soulik expected to affect Philippines with monsoons by Thursday afternoon

Storm signal in 13 areas over Gorio

Jun 28, 2013 - 6:13 PM

Tropical depression Gorio speeds up and moves toward Eastern Visayas

Storm-free weekend as Fabian leaves

Jun 21, 2013 - 11:41 AM

Tropical depression Fabian leaves the Philippines earlier than expected

PAGASA station struggles despite upgrades

Jun 20, 2013 - 4:29 PM

The Philippines’ weather bureau is modernizing its ability to accurately predict the weather but upgrades aren t enough

The PAGASA Weather Radar Station in Bato, Catanduanes, under the jurisdiction of the PAGASA Virac Station. Photo by KD Suarez/Rappler

'Fabian' out early Saturday

Jun 20, 2013 - 3:04 PM

Fabian will not directly affect the Philippines PAGASA says