News from the Philippines

Weather 2014-04-08 0

Tropical Depression PEIPAH/Domeng stalling

Tropical Depression PEIPAH/Domeng lost power and direction. The analysis of the different meteorological agencies are still divergent.  Name (INTL. / local): PEIPAH /Domeng Class: Tropical Depression Time/Date of observation: 05:00 PM (PST) on April...

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Goodbye Uli …

This afternoon, on White Island, we gave the ashes of our dear friend Uli to the sea. Some close friends and his whole staff accompanied him on his last dive.  During our last longer...

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PEIPAH/Domeng – nobody knows

PEIPAH/Domeng – no useful forecast available. The depression/storm is playing tricks with forecasters while it has entered PAR (Philippines Area of Responsibility). Why is forecast so difficult? Weather forecast is based on two processes....

Tropical Storm PEIPAH (05W) 2014-04-05 0

TS PEIPAH: Forecasts are converging

The forecasts for Tropical Storm PEIPAH are narrowing. The multi-agency forecasts now converge 0ver Misamis Oriental, Camiguin, Surigao del Norte and Bohol. The storm is still  accelerating closer to Palau and is expected to enter...

Tropical Storm PEIPAH (05W) 2014-04-05 0

Tropical Storm “Peipah” (05W)

Tropical Storm 05W is intensifying and got now the international name “Peipah”. If you check the multi-agency forecast below, you see that 3 out of 5 weather agencies predict the storm to run over...

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Tropical Storm 05W

The Tropical Depression 05W has strengthened into a Tropical Storm and has accelerated its west-northwest movement towards Palau. This morning the storm had been southwest of Koror (Palau) at 4.3°N and 141.4°E. The winds have increased to 65...

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Tropical Depression changes direction

The Tropical Depression (TD 05W ) still east of Palau moving west to northwest towards the Philippines. The forward speed is about 15 km/h. The wind speeds are 55 km/h near the center with gusts...

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Tropical Depression approaching

There is a Tropical Depression (TD 05W ) east of Palau moving westwards.  This tropical Depression is currently far in the south at about 2° north and moves at 11 km/h. In the following...

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Balloon Festival Pampanga

This year’s Balloon Festival in Pampanga will be held next week from April 10 to April 13.  More than 100 pilots from round the world will color the sky with their hot air balloons.  This year’s...

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Our blog rediscovered

Our blog rediscovered a lost contact. A few days ago I reorganized our blog so it shows the article titles in the link instead of the page number. Yesterday evening I just had a...

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Filipino Street Food – are you hungry?

A blog entry has gone viral in the Philippines: “I Would Rather Go Hungry Than Eat Filipino Street Food Again!“ Agness and Cez, from Poland are currently traveling through Asia and are at this very...

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Laguindingan Airport News

The orphan airport project in Laguindingan (CGY/RPMY) between Cagayan de Oro and Iligan runs into more problems. AirAsia Zest announced that they cease operation in CGY/RPMY by end of March 2014.  At present, there...