Philippines Weather

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Current Weather

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".

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 Himawari-8, a satellite 35,800km above the equator at 145 degrees East longitude.


Most of the severe weather is building up east of the Philippines from nearby Palau to Micronesia and even the Marshall Islands.


Data source: JMA - Japan Meteorological Agency, 1-3-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8122, Japan
Animated with HAniS - our thanks go to Tom Whittaker of the University of Wisconsin

Regional winds and more

This map shows regional winds. Directions are expressed by small flowing lines. Strength is given by the color.

You can zoom and move the map.

But there is much more! Click on the word wind in the upper right corner. Then you can choose many other weather items like rain, temperature, waves and more.

The map and weather data are provided by