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Philippines Weather News

Philippines Weather News – The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has successfully launched Himawari-8. The new weather satellite is in orbit since October 7, 2014. JMA also has modified their 3 hourly isobar maps. We have updated...

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Camiguin – the Dolphin Surprise

Camiguin, the little volcanic island between Bohol and Mindanao is always good for a surprise. Dolphins can often be seen when on a ferry between Camiguin and Mindanao or Camiguin and Bohol. At this...

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Mayon Volcano – Lava flow

Mayon Volcano today had a lava flow. During the last weeks the volcano was rather quiet, but this morning, the volcanologists spotted a lava flow of about 350 meters from the summit. Photos courtesy of  Joey...

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Haha said the moon …

Haha said the moon and did hide behind the clouds. In the Philippines the moon eclipse should have been seen at sunset. But over most of the islands the moon did hide behind clouds....

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Inside the LW301

Yesterday I wrote about my hunt with the Wireshark to discover the secrets of the Oregon Scientific LW301 weather station. I got somehow stuck by  the behavior of this little bugger. Chatting UDP and...

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Typhoons – still lucky Philippines

Typhoon season 2014 started in April with Tropical Storm PEIPAH / Domeng. Since then already 17 cyclones crossed over the waters of the northwestern Pacific.  Only 2 Typhoons and 5 Tropical Depressions (TD) or Tropical Storms (TS) crossed the...

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Shark hunt on LW301

Shark hunt? As a passionate diver, shark hunt is an absolute “no-go” for me. But as a networker I love to go hunting with a shark – with the Wireshark. Wireshark is one of the...

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Typhoon Phanfone now Category 4

Typhoon Phanfone:  Short weather update Typhoon Phanfone is now of Category 4. It is still moving northwest but will not touch the Philippine islands. Wind speed is now over 70 m/s (135 kt). Typhoon Phanfone is...