Gale Warning
Issued at: 05:00 AM TODAY , 11 November 2017
Gale Warning # 3 (Final)
For: Strong to Gale force winds associated with TROPICAL STORM "salome" (HAIKUI)

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Dams Water Level Update
As of 6 AM, 26 SEPTEMBER 2017

General Flood Advisories - Regional
Issued as of 7AM 07 August 2017


Daily Basin Hydrological Forecast
Issued 21 FEBRUARY 2017




Monthly Climate Assessment and Outlook

Issued: 05 June 2017

Monthly Rainfall Forecast
RAINFALL FORECAST  (October 2017 - March 2018) 
UPDATED: 20 September 2017 (next update October 2017)


Regional Rainfall Forecast
Issued: 20 September 2017
Valid for: October 2017 - March 2018
Farm Weather Forecast and Advisories
ISSUED              : 8AM, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017
VALID UNTIL      :  8AM, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017
FWFA:  N0. 17-251

Ten-Day Regional Agri-Weather Information
DEKAD NO. 25 SEPTEMBER 1-10, 2017

PHILIPPINE AGRI-WEATHER FORECAST
The weather systems that will affect the whole country are southwest monsoon, intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) and low pressure area (LPA).
Seasonal Climate Outlook
Issued:  06 July 2017
FOR July - December 2017
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Astronomical Diary
Issued for November 2017
On November 13 at 5:00 AM, Venus and Jupiter will be located low in the eastern horizon among...




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The Climate of the Philippines is tropical and maritime. It is characterized by relatively high temperature, high humidity and abundant rainfall. It is similar in many respects to the climate of the countries of Central America. Temperature, humidity, and rainfall, which are discussed hereunder, are the most important elements of the country's weather and climate.

 

Temperature

Based on the average of all weather stations in the Philippines, excluding Baguio, the mean annual temperature is 26.6o C. The coolest months fall in January with a mean temperature of 25.5oC while the warmest month occurs in May with a mean temperature of 28.3oC. Latitude is an insignificant factor in the variation of temperature while altitude shows greater contrast in temperature. Thus, the mean annual temperature of Baguio with an elevation of 1,500 meters is 18.3oC. This makes the temperature of Baguio comparable with those in the temperate climate and because of this, it is known as the summer capital of the Philippines.

The difference between the mean annual temperature of the southernmost station in Zamboanga and that of the northermost station in Laoag is insignificant. In other words, there is essentially no difference in the mean annual temperature of places in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao measured at or near sea level.

 

Humidity

Humidity refers to the moisture content of the atmosphere. Due to high temperature and the surrounding bodies of water, the Philippines has a high relative humidity. The average monthly relative humidty varies between 71 percent in March and 85 percent in September. The combination of warm temperature and high relative and absolute humidities give rise to high sensible temperature throughout the archipelago. It is especially uncomfortable during March to May, when temperature and humidity attain their maximum levels.

 

Rainfall

Rainfall is the most important climatic element in the Philippines. Rainfall distribution throughout the country varies from one region to another, depending upon the direction of the moisture-bearing winds and the location of the mountain systems.

The mean annual rainfall of the Philippines varies from 965 to 4,064 millimeters annually. Baguio City, eastern Samar, and eastern Surigao receive the greatest amount of rainfall while the southern portion of Cotabato receives the least amount of rain. At General Santos City in Cotabato, the average annual rainfall is only 978 millimeters.

 

The Seasons

Using temperature and rainfall as bases, the climate of the country can be divided into two major seasons: (1) the rainy season, from June to November; and (2) the dry season, from December to May. The dry season may be subdivided further into (a) the cool dry season, from December to February; and (b) the hot dry season, from March to May.

 

Climate Types

Based on the distribution of rainfall, four climate types are recognized, which are described as follows:

 

 

Typhoons have a great influence on the climate and weather conditions of the Philippines. A great portion of the rainfall, humidity and cloudiness are due to the influence of typhoons. They generally originate in the region of the Marianas and Caroline Islands of the Pacific Ocean which have the same latitudinal location as Mindanao. Their movements follow a northwesterly direction, sparing Mindanao from being directly hit by majorty of the typhoons that cross the country. This makes the southern Philippines very desirable for agriculture and industrial development.

 

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Weather Division is now  ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Proof has been furnished by means of an audit that the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are met.

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PRESS RELEASE
24 May 2017

START OF SOUTHWEST MONSOON

Southwesterly windflow has been dominant over the West Philippine Sea for several days now. This is due to the formation of semi-permanent trough over Northern Luzon-Taiwan area and the eastward migration of the North Pacific High Pressure Area which are the prominent indicators of the southwest monsoon onset in the country. 

Likewise, the prevailing weather condition in most parts of Luzon and Visayas particularly the western section is now warm and humid as characterized by occasional to frequent occurrences of afternoon-evening or early morning rainshowers and thunderstorms. These developments signify the approaching onset of rainy season under Type 1 climate covering the western parts of Luzon and Visayas.


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DOST-PAGASA S&T Release

17 May 2017

To further strengthen its weather forecasting capabilities, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), inaugurates the new Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) Data Analysis System at the PAGASA Weather and Flood Forecasting Center in Quezon City.
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