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
It is currently Typhoon Season in the Philippines, and Typhoon Usagi has been classified as a Super Typhoon by the Joint Typhoon Warning Center. This storm is mostly affecting the northern part of the island of Luzon. As of 5:08am, heavy winds can still be felt as south as Baguio, but the typhoon is expected to continue its slow, westward movement to the East China Sea towards Hong Kong.
The Typhoon Season in the Philippines occurs during the months of its rainy season, and officially begins every June 1 and ends November 30 of each year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
A useful resource for tracking typhoons in the Pacific region is the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center. Their web site can be found HERE.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) web site can be found HERE
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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