The PAGASA Weather Radar Station is located in Buenavista, Bato in Catanduanes Province. 2012, the latest state of the art Doppler radar station that sits atop a mountain and is expected to mitigate the effects of devastating typhoons in the country as the state weather agency. The new facility is seen to boost the capability of the state weather bureau to monitor weather, especially tropical cyclones, with improved tracking of rainfall, wind speed, and other important data. PAGASA predicts incoming typhoons. The new radar station can also transmit data real-time for faster, more regular, and more accurate forecasts – which the weather bureau has been trying to make improvements to after getting criticism for imprecise and slow forecast announcements in the past. It will also provide more accurate weather forecasts Continue reading
Radar Tukon is an abandoned United States weather station located on a hilltop 2.75 kilometers away from Basco on Batan Island. It is currently being used by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) as the Basco Pagasa (Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration) Station to monitor weather in the Batanes region. This Tukon Radar offers a magnificent 360-degree view of Batan Island, the South China Sea, Mount Iraya, Basco proper, boulder lined cliffs and the Pacific Ocean. Continue reading
The latest satellite images from PAGASA, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomal Services Administration. The animated image shows the locations of the latest weather anomalies, storms, and typhoons approaching, passing through, and in the general region of the Philippine islands. This image is helpful especially during the rainy season or Typhoon Season.
Storms in the Philippines fall under four different weather classifications: Tropical Disturbance, Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, and the Typhoon. A storm is classified a Tropical Disturbance when meteorologists observe poorly-developed wind circulation of weak velocities. A Tropical Depression occurs when there is a weak low pressure disturbance with a definite surface circulation, and maximum wind speeds are up to Continue reading
The latest live weather satellite image from PAGASA, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical & Astronomical Services Administration. Bookmark this page by pressing Control-D; Satellite images are updated hourly.
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