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Butchoy intensifies into tropical storm, leaves PAR

Jun 13, 2020 - 12:15 AM

Tropical Storm Butchoy (Nuri) leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Friday evening, June 12

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

Jun 01, 2020 - 3:48 PM

El Salvador President Nayib Bukele declares a 15-day state of emergency to cope with the effects of the storm, estimated to have caused $200 million in damage

RECOVERY OPERATIONS. Members of the volunteer stretcher corps and rescue firefighters work under the rubble of a house collapsed in the removal of the body of a woman who survived the mud and debris avalanche but died during the rescue process during heavy rains by Tropical Storm Amanda in San Salvador on May 31, 2020. Photo by Yuri Cortez/AFP

Tropical Storm Ambo speeds up over West Philippine Sea

May 16, 2020 - 5:55 PM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is 110 kilometers north northwest of Laoag City, Ilocos Norte, as of late Saturday afternoon, May 16

Tropical Storm Ambo maintains strength off Ilocos Sur

May 16, 2020 - 9:20 AM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) is over the coastal waters of Santa Cruz, Ilocos Sur, early Saturday morning, May 16

Tropical Storm Ambo moves over Benguet

May 16, 2020 - 6:20 AM

PAGASA says Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) will continue crossing Northern Luzon before emerging over the coastal waters of the Ilocos Region on Saturday, May 16

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo crossing Bulacan, Nueva Ecija

May 16, 2020 - 12:35 AM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 remain raised in many parts of Luzon as of 11 pm on Friday, May 15, even as Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) continues to weaken

Ambo off to Bulacan after making 7th landfall in Quezon

May 15, 2020 - 8:50 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) makes its 7th landfall in Real, Quezon, then heads for Bulacan early Friday evening, May 15

Ambo weakens into severe tropical storm

May 15, 2020 - 3:15 PM

Though Ambo (Vongfong) is no longer a typhoon as of early Friday afternoon, May 15, it will continue to bring heavy rain and strong winds to areas in its path

Ambo strengthens into severe tropical storm

May 13, 2020 - 6:00 PM

Aside from areas in Eastern Visayas, parts of Bicol are also placed under Signal No. 1 due to Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) on Wednesday afternoon, May 13

Phivolcs warns Ambo might trigger Mayon Volcano lahar

May 13, 2020 - 4:55 PM

Phivolcs calls for vigilance, warning that volcanic deposits from Mayon's 2018 eruption could mix with rainfall from Severe Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong), possibly resulting in lahar

MAYON VOLCANO. A farmer walks along a rice field near the foot of Mayon Volcano in Albay on December 11, 2014. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Tropical Storm Ambo bringing rain to Eastern Visayas

May 13, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Parts of Eastern Visayas are under Signal No. 1 due to Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) on Wednesday morning, May 13

Signal No. 1 up in parts of Eastern, Northern Samar due to Ambo

May 13, 2020 - 6:45 AM

Tropical Storm Ambo (Vongfong) strengthens again over the Philippine Sea in the early hours of Wednesday, May 13

Ambo intensifies into tropical storm

May 12, 2020 - 11:55 PM

Ambo is given the international name Vongfong as it becomes a tropical storm on Tuesday evening, May 12

FALSE: Photo of Duterte in aerial survey of areas 'hit by Ursula' in Visayas

Dec 28, 2019 - 8:58 AM

The photos are taken in December 2017, in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Urduja, which also went through the Visayas

Ursula may become typhoon before Eastern Samar landfall

Dec 24, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Hours before its expected landfall on Christmas Eve, Severe Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is still gaining strength

Severe Tropical Storm Ursula gains more strength as it nears Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 9:10 AM

Ursula (Phanfone) is expected to make landfall in Eastern Samar on Tuesday afternoon or evening, December 24, either as a severe tropical storm or as a typhoon

Ursula intensifies into severe tropical storm

Dec 24, 2019 - 6:50 AM

Signal Nos. 1 and 2 are raised in even more areas as of 5 am on Tuesday, December 24. Metro Manila is now under Signal No. 1.

Tropical Storm Ursula strengthens again en route to Eastern Visayas

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:30 AM

Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) has maximum winds of 85 km/h and gustiness of up to 105 km/h late Monday evening, December 23

More areas under Signal Nos. 1, 2 due to Tropical Storm Ursula

Dec 23, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is 625 kilometers east of Surigao City early Monday evening, December 23. It maintains its strength.

Signal No. 2 in Guiuan as Tropical Storm Ursula slightly intensifies

Dec 23, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The municipality of Guiuan in the province of Eastern Samar is the first area to be placed under Signal No. 2 due to Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone)

2 days before Christmas, sea travel suspended in Visayas areas threatened by Ursula

Dec 23, 2019 - 1:49 PM

(UPDATED) Over 2,600 passengers across the region are stranded due to the suspension of sea travel

STRANDED. Passengers headed home to surrounding provinces for Christmas are stranded at the Port of Cebu. Photo by Gelo Litonjua/Rappler

PAGASA: Be vigilant, Tropical Storm Ursula may hit Christmas Eve

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:25 PM

'Maaari pong tayo'y magno-noche buena pagdaan ng bagyo.... Maging vigilant po tayo,' says PAGASA official Esperanza Cayanan

Tropical Storm Ursula enters PAR

Dec 23, 2019 - 6:20 AM

(UPDATED) Tropical Storm Ursula (Phanfone) is the Philippines' 21st tropical cyclone for 2019, exceeding the yearly average of 20

Tropical depression outside PAR now Tropical Storm Phanfone

Dec 22, 2019 - 6:00 PM

Tropical Storm Phanfone is already 1,265 kilometers east of Mindanao as of Sunday afternoon, December 22, set to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Kammuri strengthens into severe tropical storm outside PAR

Nov 27, 2019 - 6:05 PM

The track of Severe Tropical Storm Kammuri is still uncertain, but PAGASA says one scenario is it might affect Central Luzon and Southern Luzon, including Metro Manila

Potential typhoon may enter PAR as Philippines hosts SEA Games 2019

Nov 27, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Kammuri, a tropical storm outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of Wednesday morning, November 27, could enter as a typhoon on Sunday morning, December 1

Satellite image of Tropical Storm Kammuri outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of November 27, 2019, 11:20 am. Image from PAGASA

Sarah leaves PAR, weakens into low pressure area

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Sarah (Fung-wong), the Philippines' 19th tropical cyclone for 2019, leaves the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday, November 23

Sarah downgraded to tropical depression ahead of exit from PAR

Nov 23, 2019 - 6:00 AM

Sarah (Fung-wong) continues to weaken early Saturday, November 23, before leaving the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Sarah weakens into tropical storm; northeast monsoon affects parts of Luzon

Nov 22, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) is moving away, but the northeast monsoon is causing light to moderate rain and rough seas in parts of Luzon on Friday, November 22

Signal No. 1 lifted as Sarah weakens, starts moving away

Nov 22, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Since Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) is moving away, the province of Batanes is no longer under Signal No. 1

Severe Tropical Storm Sarah intensifies again

Nov 21, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The trough or extension of Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) will still bring light to moderate rain on Thursday night, November 21

Severe Tropical Storm Sarah slightly strengthens over Philippine Sea

Nov 21, 2019 - 12:05 PM

Only Batanes remains under Signal No. 1 due to Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) as of 11 am on Thursday, November 21

Sarah shifts away from land as it becomes severe tropical storm

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:15 AM

But there will still be rain in some areas on Thursday, November 21, due to the low pressure area which used to be Ramon (Kalmaegi) as well as the trough of Severe Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong)

Tropical Storm Sarah slightly intensifies, accelerates

Nov 21, 2019 - 1:10 AM

Tropical Storm Sarah (Fung-wong) has maximum winds of 75 km/h and gustiness of up to 90 km/h as of Wednesday evening, November 20

Ramon weakens into LPA; Tropical Storm Sarah maintains strength

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Even though Ramon (Kalmaegi) is just a low pressure area now, there will still be rain on Wednesday night, November 20

Ramon weakens into tropical depression; Sarah strengthens into tropical storm

Nov 20, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Ramon (Kalmaegi) moves over Isabela as a tropical depression, while Sarah gets the international name Fung-wong as it becomes a tropical storm late Wednesday morning, November 20

Severe Tropical Storm Ramon gains more strength

Nov 18, 2019 - 8:40 PM

Only hours away from landfall, Severe Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) intensifies again on Monday evening, November 18

Ramon strengthens into severe tropical storm ahead of landfall

Nov 18, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Severe Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) has maximum winds of 100 km/h and gustiness of up to 125 km/h as of 5 pm on Monday, November 18

Tropical Storm Ramon 'now threatening' northern Cagayan

Nov 18, 2019 - 2:40 PM

More areas are placed under tropical cyclone wind signals as of 2 pm on Monday, November 18, due to Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi)

Ramon nears, northern Ilocos Norte added to areas under Signal No. 2

Nov 18, 2019 - 12:40 PM

Also under Signal No. 2 as of 11 am on Monday, November 18, are Cagayan, the northern part of Isabela, Apayao, and Kalinga

Tropical Storm Ramon intensifies again on its way to Cagayan

Nov 18, 2019 - 7:15 AM

PAGASA says Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) is likely to intensify further before making landfall

Signal Nos. 1, 2 in more areas as Tropical Storm Ramon approaches

Nov 17, 2019 - 11:50 PM

Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) also becomes slightly stronger on Sunday evening, November 17

Tropical Storm Ramon heads for extreme Northern Luzon

Nov 17, 2019 - 6:10 PM

Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) is 285 kilometers east northeast of Casiguran, Aurora, as of Sunday afternoon, November 17

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Monday, November 18, 2019

Nov 17, 2019 - 12:40 PM

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Aside from Tropical Storm Ramon, PAGASA spots new LPA

Nov 17, 2019 - 12:15 PM

A low pressure area forms outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, while Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) heads for Northern Luzon

More parts of Cagayan, Isabela under Signal No. 1 due to Ramon

Nov 17, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Signal No. 1 is raised in additional areas in the eastern portions of Cagayan and Isabela early Sunday, November 17, as Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) slowly approaches

Tropical Storm Ramon slows down, hardly moving again

Nov 16, 2019 - 11:40 PM

Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) is 450 kilometers east of Casiguran, Aurora, as of Saturday evening, November 16

Tropical Storm Ramon starts moving after being stationary

Nov 16, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) is now moving south southwest toward Northern Luzon at 15 km/h

Tropical Storm Ramon stays almost stationary

Nov 16, 2019 - 12:20 PM

Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) continues to linger in practically the same spot on Saturday morning, November 16

Tropical Storm Ramon still barely moving

Nov 15, 2019 - 11:50 PM

PAGASA Weather Specialist Aldczar Aurelio explains that Tropical Storm Ramon (Kalmaegi) is between two high pressure areas which are affecting its movement