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

Norma reaches hurricane strength in Pacific near Mexico – NHC

Sep 16, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Tropical Storm Norma is likely to churn toward the Los Cabos resort area

HURRICANE MAX. Residents wade through a street flooded by the intense rains of Hurricane Max in Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico on September 14. Photo by Francisco Robles/AFP

Tropical Storm Maring, Typhoon Lannie leave PAR

Sep 13, 2017 - 5:50 PM

Luzon and the Visayas will have generally good weather on Thursday September 14 but Mindanao will have thunderstorms due to the intertropical convergence zone

5 dead, 6 missing due to Tropical Storm Maring

Sep 13, 2017 - 3:00 PM

There are also 4 others injured due to Maring, says the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

FLOODING. Tatalon residents in Quezon City wade the knee-deep water along Araneta Ave., brought by the sudden downpour of rain cause by Typhoon Maring on Tuesday. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

No more areas under warning signal as Maring moves away

Sep 13, 2017 - 7:20 AM

Tropical Storm Maring Doksuri is already crossing the West Philippine Sea

Maring becomes tropical storm as it begins to move away from PH

Sep 12, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Only Zambales and Bataan remain under signal no 1 as Tropical Storm Maring is off to the West Philippine Sea

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Sep 12, 2017 - 1:20 PM

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Irma weakens but continues to batter Florida

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Irma is projected to become a tropical storm as it moves into northern Florida or southern Georgia

ASHORE. A boat is washed on shore at the Watson Island marina as Hurricane Irma passed through the area on September 10, 2017 in Miami, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

Tropical Storm Talim to enter PAR on Monday

Sep 10, 2017 - 9:40 PM

Talim will be named Lannie in the Philippines Meanwhile a low pressure area will also bring rain to the Visayas and parts of Luzon on Monday September 11

Hurricane Irma shatters multiple records

Sep 07, 2017 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED The Category Five super storm has generated winds averaging 295 kilometers per hour 183 miles per hour for more than 33 hours longer than any cyclone of comparable power ever recorded

Kiko intensifies into tropical storm as it leaves PAR

Sep 06, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Tropical Storm Kiko Guchol is already out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Trump visits evacuees at shelter in storm-battered Houston

Sep 03, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The sprawling Texas city was taking tentative steps back to normalcy after a week of flooding that damaged 40 000 to 50 000 homes and sent tens of thousands fleeing to emergency shelters

WITH THE KIDS. US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump listen to children, victims of Hurricane Harvey, at NRG Center in Houston on September 2, 2017. Nicholas Kamm/AFP

Moderate-heavy monsoon rain in parts of Luzon on Friday

Aug 31, 2017 - 10:15 PM

The Ilocos Region the provinces of Batanes and Zambales and the Babuyan Group of Islands should be on alert for flash floods and landslides

Oil down as U.S. refineries struggle from Harvey impact

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:25 PM

The storm caused the closure of refineries in the US oil producing heartland which traders fear will lead to bigger crude stockpiles and push down prices

An oil refinery is shown near Houston following Hurricane Harvey August 29, 2017 in Houston, Texas. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

Rainy Thursday in parts of Luzon as LPA enhances monsoon

Aug 31, 2017 - 11:40 AM

The low pressure area is located 205 kilometers west northwest of Calayan Island Cagayan

Southern hospitality shines through storm Harvey

Aug 31, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Perfect strangers up and down the state have leapt off sofas to pluck people to safety make donations and volunteer help

HELPING HAND. An elderly man is helped into a garbage truck as he evacuates from the Walkers Mark Townhomes in Houston on August 30, 2017, as the fourth largest city in the US battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. Thomas B. Shea/AFP

Texas flood toll mounts amid chemical blast fears

Aug 31, 2017 - 6:59 AM

UPDATED So far officials believe at least 33 people to have been killed in the storm and there is little doubt the toll will rise further

TO SAFETY. Evacuees sit on a boat after being rescued from flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 30, 2017 in Port Arthur, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images/AFP

'Bigger and stronger' storms on the horizon – experts

Aug 30, 2017 - 9:36 PM

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TEXAS FLOODING. The South Park Cemetery in Pearland, Texas, is flooded by rains from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017. Photo by H. Ellessy /LamaLens / AFP

Safe from Harvey, U.S. Pinoys help flood victims

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:50 PM

As monster storm Harvey hit Texas Filipinos in the United States set out to help the storm s victims

BAYANIHAN SPIRIT. Members of the Houston Pinoy Gun Club help deliver supplies to hospitals and hurricane victims. Screenshots from Paul Vizcarra Osorio's video

On Katrina anniversary, New Orleans braces for Harvey

Aug 30, 2017 - 6:54 AM

Forecasters predict flash flooding in the city famous for its jazz music and cuisine where Katrina caused widespread devastation in 2005

DARK CLOUDS AHEAD. A sign for New Orleans is seen on the lakefront as New Orleans prepares for flooding from Hurricane Harvey on August 29, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen/Getty Images/AFP

Second storm hits Hong Kong and Macau amid typhoon recovery

Aug 27, 2017 - 10:07 AM

UPDATED Both cities raise a Typhoon 8 signal the third highest warning level as severe tropical storm Pakhar makes landfall in the region

SECOND STORM. Tropical storm Pakhar in a satellite image from NOAA August 27, 2017. Image courtesy NOAA

Good weather on Sunday as Tropical Storm Jolina leaves PAR

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:50 PM

There will only be isolated rainshowers on Sunday August 27 with Jolina Pakhar no longer in the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical Storm Jolina about to leave PAR

Aug 26, 2017 - 5:10 PM

There are no more areas under tropical cyclone warning signals as Jolina Pakhar heads for China

Tropical Storm Jolina begins moving away from PH

Aug 26, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Only Ilocos Sur Ilocos Norte La Union and Abra remain under a tropical cyclone warning signal but Jolina Pakhar continues to enhance the southwest monsoon

Tropical Storm Jolina affects 2,000 people

Aug 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Even as Jolina exits the Luzon landmass on Saturday morning disaster managers warn affected residents of possible landslides and flash floods

Jolina weakens further after crossing Northern Luzon

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Tropical Storm Jolina Pakhar exits landmass on Saturday morning August 26 and is now off the coast of Ilocos Norte

Tropical Storm Jolina slightly weakens as it reaches Ifugao

Aug 26, 2017 - 5:40 AM

Jolina Pakhar now has maximum winds of 75 km h and gustiness of up to 120 km h

Tropical Storm Jolina now in Isabela after Aurora landfall

Aug 26, 2017 - 2:15 AM

12 areas are still under signal number 2 due to Jolina Pakhar which is also enhancing the southwest monsoon

Satellite image as of August 26, 1:30 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Tropical Storm Jolina makes landfall in Aurora

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:15 PM

After hitting Aurora Jolina Pakhar is crossing Quirino It also continues to enhance the southwest monsoon bringing rain to other parts of Luzon

Kennon Road closed due to Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 9:43 PM

DPWH Cordillera advises the public to take Marcos Highway or Naguillian Road in going to and from Baguio City

Kennon Road. Photo by Mau Victa.

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Aug 25, 2017 - 8:15 PM

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Provinces under red alert due to Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 7:00 PM

16 provinces in Region I II III and CAR are within the 100 kilometer radius of Tropical Storm Jolina

PREPAREDNESS. The DILG issued the alert levels based on the cyclone track of Tropical Storm Jolina on August 25. Screengrab from DILG

NDRRMC activates response cluster for Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 6:20 PM

Government agencies are now on standby 24 7 to respond to the needs in affected areas

PREPARATION. The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council activated the National Response Cluster to prepare for Tropical Typhoon Jolina

Tropical Storm Jolina set to make landfall in Aurora

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:35 PM

Aurora and 10 other provinces are under signal number 2 due to Jolina Pakhar The tropical storm is also enhancing the southwest monsoon

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Aug 25, 2017 - 2:32 PM

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Tropical Storm Jolina threatens Aurora

Aug 25, 2017 - 2:25 PM

Jolina Pakhar will make landfall in the province of Aurora on Friday evening August 25

Jolina strengthens again as it heads for Isabela-Aurora

Aug 25, 2017 - 11:25 AM

UPDATED Tropical Storm Jolina Pakhar now has maximum winds of 80 km h and gustiness of up to 95 km h

10 areas under signal no. 2 due to Tropical Storm Jolina

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:40 AM

Isabela northern Aurora Quirino Kalinga Mountain Province Ifugao Ilocos Sur Benguet Abra and Nueva Vizcaya are under signal no 2

Isabela prepares for Tropical Storm Jolina's landfall

Aug 25, 2017 - 8:10 AM

Governor Faustino Dy III has suspended classes in all levels in Isabela

#JOLINAPH. Image as of morning of August 25. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Signal no. 2 in 7 areas as Jolina becomes tropical storm

Aug 25, 2017 - 5:45 AM

Isabela northern Aurora Quirino Kalinga Mountain Province Ifugao and Nueva Vizcaya are under signal no 2 due to Jolina Pakhar

4 dead as landslide sweeps village in Zamboanga Sibugay

Aug 23, 2017 - 7:00 PM

A mountain collapses in Kabasalan town in Zamboanga Sibugay province after heavy downpour brought by Severe Tropical Storm Isang

SWEPT. Rescuers are conducting retrieval operations as 4 residents were buried alive in a landslide, Tuesday morning, August 22. Photo from LDRRMC Kabasalan

Cancelled flights due to Tropical Storm Isang, August 23

Aug 23, 2017 - 12:23 AM

Cebu Pacific announces that a number of Cebu Pacific flights to and from the Philippines and Hong Kong are affected

Severe Tropical Storm Isang leaves PAR

Aug 22, 2017 - 5:45 PM

But Isang Hato is still enhancing the southwest monsoon which will bring more rain to Luzon and Western Visayas

Isang now severe tropical storm, set to leave PAR

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:40 AM

Severe Tropical Storm Isang Hato will exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Tuesday afternoon August 22

DSWD prepares P1.45-B for Tropical Storm Isang

Aug 22, 2017 - 8:57 AM

The DSWD predicts that some 252 223 families will be affected of which 54 802 are poor

Tropical Storm Isang triggers heavy monsoon rain

Aug 22, 2017 - 6:45 AM

State weather bureau PAGASA says Isang Hato has already passed Batanes but it is still enhancing the southwest monsoon

Satellite image as of August 22, 6 am. Image courtesy of NOAA

Tropical Storm Isang threatens Batanes

Aug 21, 2017 - 11:40 PM

Flash floods and landslides also remain possible in areas affected by the southwest monsoon which is being enhanced by Isang Hato

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Aug 21, 2017 - 9:15 PM

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Tropical Storm Isang maintains strength as it nears Batanes

Aug 21, 2017 - 5:40 PM

Isang Hato is already 170 kilometers east of Basco Batanes as of Monday afternoon August 21

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Aug 21, 2017 - 1:36 PM

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