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/

PAGASA defends its scientists amid Project NOAH turnover

Feb 14, 2017 - 8:48 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA says it has received criticism on the agency s credibility resulting to resentment and demoralization among the employees

CREDIBILITY. State weather bureau PAGASA holds a press conference on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, after receiving comments questioning their credibility as a warning agency. Photo by Gwen de la Cruz/

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: Small chance LPA will develop into tropical depression for now

Jun 25, 2016 - 1:21 PM

Two low pressure areas are embedded along the intertropical convergence zone which will bring light to moderate rains and thunderstorms over Southern Luzon Visayas and Mindanao

Satellite image as of June 25, 12:30 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

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

New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:40 AM

UPDATED The official toll from the quake now stands at 602 dead and 130 missing

AFTERMATH. A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

UP experts asked to investigate Benguet sinkhole

Nov 07, 2015 - 12:17 PM

A village in Virac Itogon is now akin to a ghost town as hundreds of residents have fled their houses after sighting cracks in the ground

SINKHOLE. This 20-meter-wide void in Virac, Itogon already swallowed at least 7 houses as of November 2. Photos courtesy of Cordillera Office of Civil Defense thru Ompong Tan

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

'Ice vault' idea to keep climate's time capsule intact

Mar 26, 2015 - 2:31 PM

Learning more about the past through examining the glaciers could help us predict how our planet will respond when global warming kicks into higher gear

Totten Glacier. Photo by Esmee van Wijk/Australian Antarctic Division

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

Small volcanoes could slow global warming – study

Nov 19, 2014 - 9:18 AM

Researchers have long known that volcanoes can protect against global warming but they did not think that minor eruptions did much to the atmosphere

View of the Turrialba ash volcano eruption, in the district of Santa Cruz, in the province of Cartago, Costa Rica, 01 November 2014. Jeffrey Arguedas/EPA

Italy quake experts win appeal in 'science on trial' case

Nov 10, 2014 - 7:38 PM

UPDATED Many compared the sentencing to the persecution of 17th Century astronomer Galileo who under threat of torture was forced to recant his assertion that the Earth moves around the Sun

In this file photo, Lawyer Franco Coppi (C) talks prior to the sentencing of the seven defendants in the trial 'Major Risks' (Grandi Rischi), in L'Aquila, Italy, 22 October 2012. Claudio Lattanzio/EPA

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

Inuit village sues to block oil surveys in Canada's Arctic

Jul 29, 2014 - 5:49 PM

The Inuit voiced concern over the environmental dangers posed by surveys conducted with compressed air cannons and eventually by the possible extraction of oil itself

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

6.0-magnitude quake strikes off eastern Indonesia – USGS

May 02, 2014 - 7:17 PM

The earthquake is mildly felt in the cities of Ambon Namlea and Namrole but poses no risk of a tsunami

Locator map of Indonesian earthquake, May 2, 2014

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

Arctic methane breach an 'economic time bomb'

Jul 25, 2013 - 1:15 PM

Massive leakage of methane from thawing shoreline in the Arctic would devastate the world s climate and economy

ICY NORTH. An aerial view of the research ship 'Polarstern' (North Star) sailing on the Artic Ocean at the North Pole, October 6, 2011. Photo by EPA/Stefan Hendriks / Alred Wegener Institute handout

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