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Weather is a dynamic process. In the tropics (e.g. Philippines) it is even extremely dynamic. Weather observation is needed for farmers, fishermen and tourism. Weather is the status of the atmosphere at a moment. Weather is what conditions of the atmosphere are over a short period of time, and climate is how the atmosphere "behaves" over relatively long periods of time. See also our "Climate page".

Weather forecast is very important to save lives. Severe weather in the months of June to December means tropical storms and typhoons. It may also mean drought during an El-Niño year or floods and week-long rain during a La-Niña year. See also our "El-Niño/La-Niña page". The Philippines are exposed to dramatic and fast weather development.

We provide you with "raw" and "prepared" information.

"Raw" information means satellite images. Seeing a storm developing on an animated satellite image allows you to predict its future direction. You can change your travel plans early enough and if needed look for shelter. "Prepared" information means outlooks on future weather with a certain probability of errors.

To complete your weather information have also a look in our "Marine Weather page".

Forecast direct access: Manila   Basco   Vigan   Tuguegarao   San_Mateo   Baguio   Tarlac   Batangas   Legaspi   Puerto_Princesa   El_Nido   Kalibo   Roxas   Ormoc   Iloilo   Bacolod   Danao   Ubay   Davao   Agoho  

The weather kitchen

These are the clouds over the north-west Pacific during the last 24 hours. The clouds were detected by their infrared emission using the sensors of MTSAT-2, a satellite 35,800km above the equator at 145 degrees East longitude.

MTSAT-2

Most of the severe weather is building up east of the Philippines from nearby Palau to Micronesia and even the Marshall Islands.
Click on "map" to see this weather development zone
Click on "labels" to see some important cities and islands, "bold" makes them more readable.

Note: The weather data is stored on a high-speed server in Geneva, Switzerland. Depending on your internet connection it might take some time to load the images. And it can happen that we did not get weather data, then the image might be black.

Data source: JMA - Japan Meteorological Agency, 1-3-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8122, Japan
Animated with FlAniS - our thanks go to Tom Whittaker of the University of Wisconsin
Android devices show only the last static picture - sorry.

Regional weather

This map shows the water vapor in the atmosphere.

Also these pictures are taken by MTSAT-2 (see above). This map is useful in tracking the movement of storm systems, particularly where radar data is not available.

This presentation of satellite images allows you to see the general trend of cloud movement over the past 24 hours. This can be especially helpful in understanding the movement of large storm systems.

Current cloud cover is shown as white and grey areas. The color of cloud tops relates to how cold they are. Occasionally, the highest, coldest cloud tops produce the heaviest precipitation. (orange to violet)

We often refer to this map in our blog, when we are tracking Tropical Storms and Typhoons.

Note: The weather data is stored on a high-speed server in Geneva, Switzerland. Depending on your internet connection it might take some time to load the images. And it can happen that we did not get weather data, then the image might be black.


Local weather

Local weather analysis is the most difficult thing in meteorology. Either you have an automatic or a manned weather station in a particular point or you have to interpolate between two weather stations.

The manned weather station is the best solution. We use such a weather station in Agoho on Camiguin island. Automatic water stations have the advantage that they are never on vacation leave and if well maintained they do not ask for sickness leave. But when it comes to cloud overcast measurement, these automatic stations cannot compete with a meteorologist look in the sky.

When it comes to a such large territory as the Philippines, one needs a big network of weather stations. During weeks we tested several suppliers of weather data. It had been a frustrating job. Either the data is sold at the price of gold or it is of very poor quality or the servers aren't reliable.

The map on the right for instance shows the weather data from weather.com. You may toggle on and off the weather layer and the cloud layer. The cloud layer cannot be zoomed in.


Manila
25°C / 77°F

scattered clouds at 05:00 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from West (280°)
Cloud overcast40 %
Pressure1012 hPa
Humidity88 %
Sunrise05:15 PST
Sunset16:31 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
25.2°C
77.4°F
25°C
77°F
24.4°C
75.9°F
24.1°C
75.4°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
23.9°C
75°F
Maximum Temperature
26.3°C
79.3°F
26.2°C
79.2°F
26.4°C
79.5°F
24.9°C
76.8°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
Rainfall in mm
4.51242.55.86.8
Wind in km/h
22 29 36 38 21 20 10

 

Basco
23.7°C / 74.7°F

overcast clouds at 06:14 PST

Wind19 km/h / 12 mph
from Northeast (39°)
Cloud overcast92 %
Pressure1030 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:22 PST
Sunset16:16 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
22.2°C
72°F
22.4°C
72.3°F
22.6°C
72.7°F
23.1°C
73.6°F
24.3°C
75.7°F
24.1°C
75.4°F
24.4°C
75.9°F
Maximum Temperature
23.1°C
73.6°F
24°C
75.2°F
23°C
73.4°F
23.8°C
74.8°F
24.6°C
76.3°F
24.7°C
76.5°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
Rainfall in mm
1.50.5003.76.61.6
Wind in km/h
38 35 53 40 45 55 55

 

Vigan
20.2°C / 68.4°F

few clouds at 06:15 PST

Wind6 km/h / 4 mph
from East (92°)
Cloud overcast20 %
Pressure981 hPa
Humidity86 %
Sunrise05:23 PST
Sunset16:27 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
20°C
68°F
22.9°C
73.2°F
24.3°C
75.7°F
25.7°C
78.3°F
26.5°C
79.7°F
26.3°C
79.3°F
25.7°C
78.3°F
Maximum Temperature
22.2°C
72°F
24.7°C
76.5°F
25.9°C
78.6°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
Rainfall in mm
00000.300
Wind in km/h
39 38 50 47 26 26 36

 

Tuguegarao
20.2°C / 68.4°F

overcast clouds at 06:07 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from North-Northwest (337°)
Cloud overcast92 %
Pressure994 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:17 PST
Sunset16:22 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
19.6°C
67.3°F
21°C
69.8°F
20.8°C
69.4°F
17.4°C
63.3°F
18.8°C
65.8°F
19.2°C
66.6°F
19.1°C
66.4°F
Maximum Temperature
24.8°C
76.6°F
22.5°C
72.5°F
22°C
71.6°F
21.8°C
71.2°F
21.9°C
71.4°F
24.2°C
75.6°F
21.8°C
71.2°F
Rainfall in mm
9.511302.43.11.88.5
Wind in km/h
3 8 9 5 5 5 4

 

San_Mateo
20.2°C / 68.4°F

overcast clouds at 06:15 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from North-Northwest (337°)
Cloud overcast92 %
Pressure994 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:16 PST
Sunset16:23 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
20.3°C
68.5°F
21°C
69.8°F
19.7°C
67.5°F
19.9°C
67.8°F
18.8°C
65.8°F
19.2°C
66.6°F
19.1°C
66.4°F
Maximum Temperature
23.1°C
73.6°F
22.4°C
72.3°F
20.8°C
69.4°F
21.7°C
71.1°F
21.9°C
71.4°F
24.2°C
75.6°F
21.8°C
71.2°F
Rainfall in mm
7.511.51983.11.88.5
Wind in km/h
5 8 13 8 5 5 4

 

Baguio
20.6°C / 69.1°F

Sky is Clear at 06:14 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from East-Northeast (62°)
Cloud overcast0 %
Pressure978 hPa
Humidity80 %
Sunrise05:20 PST
Sunset16:29 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
20.6°C
69.1°F
21.1°C
70°F
19.2°C
66.6°F
21.9°C
71.4°F
25.1°C
77.2°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
25.1°C
77.2°F
Maximum Temperature
32.3°C
90.1°F
30.7°C
87.3°F
27.7°C
81.9°F
30.1°C
86.2°F
29.7°C
85.5°F
30°C
86°F
29.1°C
84.4°F
Rainfall in mm
0.53.5000.31.33.3
Wind in km/h
5 5 8 10 11 9 13

 

Tarlac
23°C / 73.4°F

broken clouds at 06:00 PST

Wind9 km/h / 6 mph
from West-Northwest (300°)
Cloud overcast75 %
Pressure1014 hPa
Humidity83 %
Sunrise05:18 PST
Sunset16:31 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
21.8°C
71.2°F
23.2°C
73.8°F
22.6°C
72.7°F
24.2°C
75.6°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
26.2°C
79.2°F
25.4°C
77.7°F
Maximum Temperature
32.2°C
90°F
31.6°C
88.9°F
29°C
84.2°F
29.4°C
84.9°F
30.1°C
86.2°F
29.5°C
85.1°F
29.6°C
85.3°F
Rainfall in mm
00001.21.42.7
Wind in km/h
7 15 23 27 9 1 7

 

Batangas
24.3°C / 75.7°F

light rain at 06:15 PST

Wind15 km/h / 10 mph
from East-Northeast (60°)
Cloud overcast92 %
Pressure1015 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:13 PST
Sunset16:32 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
25.2°C
77.4°F
24.9°C
76.8°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
24.9°C
76.8°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
23.9°C
75°F
Maximum Temperature
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
26.2°C
79.2°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
Rainfall in mm
1.51152.55.86.8
Wind in km/h
27 33 35 38 21 20 10

 

Legaspi
25.7°C / 78.3°F

broken clouds at 06:15 PST

Wind8 km/h / 5 mph
from East-Northeast (65°)
Cloud overcast80 %
Pressure1015 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:01 PST
Sunset16:22 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
26.7°C
80.1°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
25.1°C
77.2°F
26.5°C
79.7°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
Maximum Temperature
27.6°C
81.7°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
27.8°C
82°F
27°C
80.6°F
27.7°C
81.9°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
Rainfall in mm
281174314.61.7
Wind in km/h
19 21 36 39 17 21 8

 

Puerto_Princesa
26.5°C / 79.7°F

light rain at 06:15 PST

Wind28 km/h / 17 mph
from East-Northeast (71°)
Cloud overcast32 %
Pressure1016 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:15 PST
Sunset16:48 PST

 

12/1912/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/25
Minimum Temperature
27.9°C
82.2°F
26.5°C
79.7°F
26.5°C
79.7°F
26.1°C
79°F
25°C
77°F
26°C
78.8°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
Maximum Temperature
27.9°C
82.2°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
28.1°C
82.6°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.8°C
82°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
Rainfall in mm
017322287.33.2
Wind in km/h
32 25 26 30 16 10 7

 

El_Nido
27°C / 80.6°F

scattered clouds at 06:00 PST

Wind11 km/h / 7 mph
from Northeast (50°)
Cloud overcast40 %
Pressure1014 hPa
Humidity74 %
Sunrise05:15 PST
Sunset16:43 PST

 

12/1912/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/25
Minimum Temperature
27°C
80.6°F
27°C
80.6°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
28.1°C
82.6°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
Maximum Temperature
27°C
80.6°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
29°C
84.2°F
29.5°C
85.1°F
28.9°C
84°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
Rainfall in mm
1.33.80.55213.21.9
Wind in km/h
36 34 40 28 44 27 22

 

Kalibo
24°C / 75.2°F

light rain at 06:15 PST

Wind6 km/h / 4 mph
from East-Northeast (67°)
Cloud overcast92 %
Pressure1003 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:04 PST
Sunset16:30 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
26.7°C
80.1°F
26.4°C
79.5°F
26.1°C
79°F
24.9°C
76.8°F
26.2°C
79.2°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
25.7°C
78.3°F
Maximum Temperature
27.7°C
81.9°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
26.9°C
80.4°F
27.2°C
81°F
26.5°C
79.7°F
26.5°C
79.7°F
Rainfall in mm
21.5648603.9153.4
Wind in km/h
25 25 31 34 27 30 10

 

Roxas
24°C / 75.2°F

light rain at 06:15 PST

Wind6 km/h / 4 mph
from East-Northeast (67°)
Cloud overcast92 %
Pressure1003 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:02 PST
Sunset16:29 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
23.2°C
73.8°F
23.1°C
73.6°F
22.6°C
72.7°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
25.8°C
78.4°F
Maximum Temperature
26.2°C
79.2°F
26.9°C
80.4°F
24°C
75.2°F
29.5°C
85.1°F
29.7°C
85.5°F
29.1°C
84.4°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
Rainfall in mm
1924761.8014
Wind in km/h
8 11 8 8 14 15 7

 

Ormoc
26.1°C / 79°F

overcast clouds at 06:08 PST

Wind19 km/h / 12 mph
from East (80°)
Cloud overcast92 %
Pressure1013 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise04:54 PST
Sunset16:23 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
26.2°C
79.2°F
25.4°C
77.7°F
23.8°C
74.8°F
24.9°C
76.8°F
24.8°C
76.6°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
25.4°C
77.7°F
Maximum Temperature
27.7°C
81.9°F
28.9°C
84°F
26.8°C
80.2°F
26.7°C
80.1°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
26.2°C
79.2°F
27.8°C
82°F
Rainfall in mm
2.5065.62.517.53.4
Wind in km/h
16 22 19 10 14 4 10

 

Iloilo
25.5°C / 77.9°F

scattered clouds at 06:15 PST

Wind12 km/h / 7 mph
from Northeast (44°)
Cloud overcast44 %
Pressure1007 hPa
Humidity98 %
Sunrise05:01 PST
Sunset16:31 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
27.2°C
81°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
24.1°C
75.4°F
24.7°C
76.5°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
24°C
75.2°F
24.6°C
76.3°F
Maximum Temperature
28.1°C
82.6°F
29.1°C
84.4°F
26.4°C
79.5°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
25.8°C
78.4°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
Rainfall in mm
754011.14.611.63.3
Wind in km/h
21 27 23 18 20 14 7

 

Bacolod
25.6°C / 78.1°F

broken clouds at 06:05 PST

Wind12 km/h / 8 mph
from Northeast (47°)
Cloud overcast56 %
Pressure1007 hPa
Humidity95 %
Sunrise05:00 PST
Sunset16:30 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
24.9°C
76.8°F
25.4°C
77.7°F
24.9°C
76.8°F
24°C
75.2°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
24°C
75.2°F
24.6°C
76.3°F
Maximum Temperature
27.3°C
81.1°F
27.7°C
81.9°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
25.8°C
78.4°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
Rainfall in mm
255.586444.611.63.3
Wind in km/h
17 20 22 23 20 14 7

 

Danao
25°C / 77°F

overcast clouds at 05:00 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from North (360°)
Cloud overcast90 %
Pressure1011 hPa
Humidity88 %
Sunrise04:55 PST
Sunset16:26 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
26.2°C
79.2°F
26.5°C
79.7°F
26.7°C
80.1°F
26.8°C
80.2°F
26.7°C
80.1°F
26.2°C
79.2°F
26.8°C
80.2°F
Maximum Temperature
26.7°C
80.1°F
28.5°C
83.3°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
28.1°C
82.6°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
28.3°C
82.9°F
Rainfall in mm
110052.515.21
Wind in km/h
18 20 30 29 19 29 16

 

Ubay
27.2°C / 81°F

overcast clouds at 06:14 PST

Wind16 km/h / 10 mph
from East-Northeast (64°)
Cloud overcast88 %
Pressure1019 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise04:53 PST
Sunset16:25 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
25°C
77°F
25.8°C
78.4°F
27.2°C
81°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
26.1°C
79°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
Maximum Temperature
26.1°C
79°F
27.8°C
82°F
28.1°C
82.6°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.7°C
81.9°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
Rainfall in mm
00062102.4
Wind in km/h
16 20 23 16 20 11 4

 

Davao
24.4°C / 75.9°F

scattered clouds at 06:15 PST

Wind4 km/h / 3 mph
from North (359°)
Cloud overcast44 %
Pressure984 hPa
Humidity89 %
Sunrise04:43 PST
Sunset16:26 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
24.4°C
75.9°F
23.2°C
73.8°F
22.8°C
73°F
22.2°C
72°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
25.4°C
77.7°F
Maximum Temperature
30.4°C
86.7°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
25.9°C
78.6°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
29.4°C
84.9°F
30.7°C
87.3°F
30.8°C
87.4°F
Rainfall in mm
85.57030.20.50.6
Wind in km/h
3 5 3 2 3 13 5

 

Agoho
27.1°C / 80.8°F

broken clouds at 06:07 PST

Wind21 km/h / 13 mph
from East-Northeast (61°)
Cloud overcast56 %
Pressure1013 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise04:56 PST
Sunset16:29 PST

 

12/2012/2112/2212/2312/2412/2512/26
Minimum Temperature
25°C
77°F
25.8°C
78.4°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
26.1°C
79°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
Maximum Temperature
26.1°C
79°F
27.8°C
82°F
28°C
82.4°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.7°C
81.9°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
Rainfall in mm
00062102.4
Wind in km/h
16 20 23 16 20 11 4

 


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