dry area

PAGASA foresees rains that brought floods to parts of Metro Manila late Wednesday were an indication of the dry season’s looming end as the 2 LPAs have fizzled out. PAGASA weather forecaster Robert Sawi noted Wednesday’s rains were caused by a frontal system or boundary between air masses with different temperatures, which enhanced 2 low pressure areas over Philippine waters. “This is a sign that the rainy season is coming.


A brewing storm also known as a low-pressure area (LPA) at the moment was spotted near Ilocos Sur, informed by state weather bureau PAGASA on Tuesday afternoon. PAGASA cited on its 4 o’ clock PM advisory that the LPA was last estimated 125 kilometers west of Sinait, Ilocos Sur. LPA’s channel reach will bring scattered rains and thunderstorms throughout Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon, PAGASA added. Visayas and

Angat Dam

After the Angat dam, which serves as the main source for the region, dipped below critical levels, Metro Manila residents are advised to save their water supply level on Sunday. A latest water level update from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) stated the Angat Dam reservoir water level is now at 179.97 meters, beneath its minimum operating level of 180 meters. This means water supply for

pink moon

The “Pink Moon,” or the full moon for the month of April, illuminated the night sky on Good Friday. According to state meteorological bureau PAGASA, ss it doesn’t appear fully pink, the moon reached peak fullness at 7:12 p.m. Cited by the “The Old Farmer’s Almanac,” April’s full moon is called the Pink Moon because it heralds the appearance of the “moss pink,” or wild ground phlox — one of


PAGASA set a new record for the highest temperature in the country for the year was at 39.7 degrees Celcius in Echague, Isabela on Wednesday. The earlier record was 37.8 C in Cotabato City on March 26. The highest heat index or the level of human discomfort was recorded at 51.7C in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on Tuesday. By Wednesday, actual observed heat index was named highest at 45.9C in San


Heat and humidity readings in the National Capital Region are at record high at 40.8 degrees Celsius this weekend, according to PAGASA on Sunday. Data from the state weather bureau showed that its NAIA station in Pasay recorded the 40.8°C high on Saturday, the highest in the region since the dry summer season kicked in. Where the temperature in the National Capital Region hit its highest numbers for the year

Families evacuate as Chedeng nears land

Families from Mindanao were evacuated Monday night right as tropical depression Chedeng drew closer to land over Davao Occidental. Around 500 families in Malita town in Chedeng’s path took shelter in evacuation centers, many of whom schools were repurposed to be such. Weather bureau PAGASA stated Chedeng, the third tropical cyclone to enter the country this year, is predicted to hit land early Tuesday. Chedeng was last spotted 105 kilometers

Disposable plates, pricier pails: How water shortage is affecting Pinoys

Inhabitants of various villages in Mandaluyong and other parts of Metro Manila here stood in line up before dawn Tuesday to fill up pails and barrels with water from tankers as water taps in the city and nearby areas dried up. Manila Water has cut off water supply as water levels in La Mesa Dam decreased due to lack of rainfall and snowballing demand. Water containers and pails on Tuesday

‘Amihan’ to bring cloudy skies over Batanes – Pagasa

Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) cited on Saturday there are detected easterlies will mark portions of Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao while the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will carry cloudy skies over Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands. Pagasa cautioned residents to brace for possible flash floods and severe thunderstorms. Batanes and the Babuyan Group of Islands up North will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies

PAGASA predicts areas likely to experience drought, dry spell

Released data by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) by the end of March that is likely that 10 provinces may experience drought, and 41 others undergo a dry spell. Numbers are probable to rising further by the end of April with more 22 areas to experience drought, and 42 to have dry spells. As of February 28, PAGASA reported that five areas were projected to have