News from the Philippines

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Mayon Volcano is highly active

Mayon Volcano is highly active. This morning’s report from PHIVOLCS indicates a steady increase of activity. Mayon Volcano’s alert status is on Level 3. Mayon Volcano (extreme right) seen early in the morning from Naga City Mayon Volcano’s...

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Laguindingan airport has VOR

Laguindingan airport has now a VOR (VHF Omni Directional Radio Range). When we brought our 2 guests to Laguindingan airport last Saturday, We discovered the VOR antenna on the western side of the airport. On...

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Mayon volcano a dangerous Beauty

Yesterday we reported that Alert Level 3 had been proclaimed for Mayon volcano.  As of midnight Tuesday, 1,653 families had been evacuated by the Armed Forces of the Philippines from threatened villages around Mayon Volcano. By...

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Mayon Volcano Alert Level 3

Mayon Volcano in the province of Albay is on Alert Level 3. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has raised the Alert Level of Mayon volcano to 3 (of 5). This means...

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Two Tropical Storms

Two Tropical Storms are currently dominating the north-west Pacific. TS NAKRI/Inday is now north-east of northern Luzon and moves north-northwest. TS HALONG is in the vicinity of Guam and moves west-northwest.   Storm Data TS NAKRI/Inday...

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July or January?

July or January? A friend from the Island posted this picture of their cat. Caption: Weather like in January – everybody under cover   

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Nasty weather in the south

Nasty weather in the south of the Philippines. The slowly approaching Tropical Depression (TD) hovers east of Mindanao and brings heavy rainfall to the southern islands.  This Tropical Depression is moving very slowly towards...

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Strong Earthquake in Southern Leyte

A Strong Earthquake hit Southern Leyte this morning at 07:75. The earthquake of magnitude 5.4 occurred in a depth of 6 km near Hinundayan in Southern Leyte. The felt intensity was VI on  PEIS (Phivolcs Earthquake...

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2 Low Pressure Areas queuing up

2 Low Pressure Areas queuing up for the Philippines. The two LPAs 96W and 98W are slowly moving westwards. They are still weak with 1006 hPa. They will not develop within the next 24 hours.  In...

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Typhoon MATMO/Henry’s backdoor

Typhoon MATMO/Henry seems to pass by. But even if it is not hitting the Philippine islands it is amplifying the south-west monsoon called Habagat. These winds can get rather strong. Yesterday afternoon Habagat got...

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Typhoon MATMO/Henry has turned north

Typhoon MATMO/Henry has turned north last night.  Unfortunately we could not report these good news because we had a long lasting brownout. The storm is now 645 km east-southeast of Virac, Catanduanes. It moves very slowly...

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MATMO Henry could become dangerous

Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry continued on a nearly westward track and approached the Philippine islands during the last 24 hours. This morning the center was at 645 km east-northeast of Siargao Island. Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry is intensifying.  Tropical Storm...

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Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry

Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry has intensified as it entered PAR. Tropical Storm MATMO/Henry is expected to continue moving slowly north-northwestward during the next 24 to 48 hours. On the forecast track, the storm will continue to move...