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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".

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
25.6°C / 78.1°F

broken clouds at 21:02 PST

Wind7 km/h / 4 mph
from West-Northwest (287°)
Cloud overcast56 %
Pressure1008 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:45 PST
Sunset17:45 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
22.6°C
72.7°F
21.9°C
71.4°F
22.6°C
72.7°F
23.9°C
75°F
23.5°C
74.3°F
24°C
75.2°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
Maximum Temperature
22.8°C
73°F
28.7°C
83.7°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
27°C
80.6°F
27°C
80.6°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
25.7°C
78.3°F
Rainfall in mm
011.39.59.44.514.5
Wind in km/h
2 6 7 7 7 10 11

 

Basco
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
28.1°C
82.6°F
25.9°C
78.6°F
26.7°C
80.1°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
Maximum Temperature
28.2°C
82.8°F
28°C
82.4°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
28.3°C
82.9°F
28.7°C
83.7°F
Rainfall in mm
2.622.66.36.64.319.545.4
Wind in km/h
23 11 5 1 25 34 33

 

Vigan
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
27.5°C
81.5°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
25.9°C
78.6°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
26°C
78.8°F
26.4°C
79.5°F
Maximum Temperature
28.1°C
82.6°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
28.1°C
82.6°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
Rainfall in mm
35.123.33033.928.926.8
Wind in km/h
9 6 16 21 8 3 15

 

Tuguegarao
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
23.6°C
74.5°F
23.3°C
73.9°F
22.5°C
72.5°F
24.8°C
76.6°F
24.7°C
76.5°F
24.8°C
76.6°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
Maximum Temperature
24.8°C
76.6°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
27.8°C
82°F
26.7°C
80.1°F
30.2°C
86.4°F
Rainfall in mm
07.118.14.88.81.5
Wind in km/h
0 6 6 3 9 14 13

 

San_Mateo
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
22.3°C
72.1°F
21.9°C
71.4°F
22.2°C
72°F
23.5°C
74.3°F
23°C
73.4°F
23.4°C
74.1°F
23.3°C
73.9°F
Maximum Temperature
22.5°C
72.5°F
29.4°C
84.9°F
29.3°C
84.7°F
26.9°C
80.4°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
28.9°C
84°F
Rainfall in mm
9.112.217.712.998.51.9
Wind in km/h
5 4 4 5 6 5 5

 

Baguio
31.7°C / 89.1°F

light rain at 21:14 PST

Wind4 km/h / 2 mph
from East (79°)
Cloud overcast76 %
Pressure1001 hPa
Humidity53 %
Sunrise05:47 PST
Sunset17:46 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
28.5°C
83.3°F
20.3°C
68.5°F
20.2°C
68.4°F
22.2°C
72°F
21.5°C
70.7°F
21.3°C
70.3°F
21.9°C
71.4°F
Maximum Temperature
31.7°C
89.1°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
26.2°C
79.2°F
25.4°C
77.7°F
25.3°C
77.5°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
Rainfall in mm
142.8014.814.37.18.4
Wind in km/h
1 3 5 5 5 6 7

 

Tarlac
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
21.6°C
70.9°F
21.7°C
71.1°F
22.6°C
72.7°F
23.9°C
75°F
23.5°C
74.3°F
24°C
75.2°F
24.5°C
76.1°F
Maximum Temperature
22.8°C
73°F
28.7°C
83.7°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
27°C
80.6°F
27°C
80.6°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
25.7°C
78.3°F
Rainfall in mm
0.611.39.59.44.514.5
Wind in km/h
4 6 7 7 7 10 11

 

Batangas
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
24.3°C
75.7°F
23.4°C
74.1°F
24.7°C
76.5°F
25.3°C
77.5°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
25.9°C
78.6°F
25.6°C
78.1°F
Maximum Temperature
26°C
78.8°F
29.7°C
85.5°F
30.4°C
86.7°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
27.8°C
82°F
26°C
78.8°F
Rainfall in mm
00014.64.63.432.5
Wind in km/h
9 8 14 12 16 24 24

 

Legaspi
26.4°C / 79.5°F

scattered clouds at 21:15 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from West (269°)
Cloud overcast48 %
Pressure1009 hPa
Humidity92 %
Sunrise05:34 PST
Sunset17:35 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
28.8°C
83.8°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
28.5°C
83.3°F
26.8°C
80.2°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
Maximum Temperature
29°C
84.2°F
29.6°C
85.3°F
30.1°C
86.2°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
28°C
82.4°F
28.7°C
83.7°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
Rainfall in mm
081.712.1148.511.2
Wind in km/h
4 4 17 15 16 21 33

 

Puerto_Princesa
28.4°C / 83.1°F

few clouds at 21:15 PST

Wind10 km/h / 6 mph
from South (190°)
Cloud overcast24 %
Pressure1016 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:53 PST
Sunset17:55 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
27.7°C
81.9°F
27.2°C
81°F
26.9°C
80.4°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
Maximum Temperature
28.3°C
82.9°F
29.6°C
85.3°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
28.9°C
84°F
28.8°C
83.8°F
28.5°C
83.3°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
Rainfall in mm
000.87.17.97.69.5
Wind in km/h
12 8 7 12 9 13 21

 

El_Nido
29.1°C / 84.4°F

scattered clouds at 21:15 PST

Wind7 km/h / 4 mph
from Southeast (145°)
Cloud overcast32 %
Pressure1021 hPa
Humidity100 %
Sunrise05:51 PST
Sunset17:52 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
28.6°C
83.5°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
28.7°C
83.7°F
28.1°C
82.6°F
28°C
82.4°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
27.7°C
81.9°F
Maximum Temperature
29.1°C
84.4°F
29.3°C
84.7°F
29°C
84.2°F
29.8°C
85.6°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
28.9°C
84°F
28.3°C
82.9°F
Rainfall in mm
0004.89.912.513.6
Wind in km/h
7 11 12 16 12 16 22

 

Kalibo
29.6°C / 85.3°F

broken clouds at 21:15 PST

Wind15 km/h / 10 mph
from West (271°)
Cloud overcast56 %
Pressure1022 hPa
Humidity99 %
Sunrise05:39 PST
Sunset17:40 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
28.8°C
83.8°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
28.8°C
83.8°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.4°C
81.3°F
Maximum Temperature
29°C
84.2°F
29.3°C
84.7°F
29.6°C
85.3°F
28.3°C
82.9°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
28.5°C
83.3°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
Rainfall in mm
0001710.514.420.6
Wind in km/h
11 14 22 20 22 24 35

 

Roxas
27.3°C / 81.1°F

scattered clouds at 21:15 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from East-Northeast (56°)
Cloud overcast32 %
Pressure1017 hPa
Humidity93 %
Sunrise05:37 PST
Sunset17:39 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
29.5°C
85.1°F
29.1°C
84.4°F
29°C
84.2°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
28°C
82.4°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
Maximum Temperature
29.7°C
85.5°F
29.5°C
85.1°F
29.8°C
85.6°F
28.9°C
84°F
28.8°C
83.8°F
28.9°C
84°F
28.1°C
82.6°F
Rainfall in mm
00013.315.68.919.6
Wind in km/h
11 15 16 13 25 19 29

 

Ormoc
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
22.8°C
73°F
23°C
73.4°F
24.3°C
75.7°F
25.8°C
78.4°F
26.3°C
79.3°F
27°C
80.6°F
27.2°C
81°F
Maximum Temperature
25.8°C
78.4°F
30.7°C
87.3°F
30.8°C
87.4°F
29.3°C
84.7°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
29.3°C
84.7°F
29.1°C
84.4°F
Rainfall in mm
004.44.815.83.44.2
Wind in km/h
6 8 7 7 9 16 23

 

Iloilo
25.9°C / 78.6°F

few clouds at 21:15 PST

Wind5 km/h / 3 mph
from West-Southwest (244°)
Cloud overcast24 %
Pressure1002 hPa
Humidity85 %
Sunrise05:38 PST
Sunset17:40 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
23.8°C
74.8°F
23.6°C
74.5°F
23.6°C
74.5°F
25.1°C
77.2°F
25.9°C
78.6°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
Maximum Temperature
27.3°C
81.1°F
29.8°C
85.6°F
30°C
86°F
28.7°C
83.7°F
28°C
82.4°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
Rainfall in mm
07.40.55.786.69.4
Wind in km/h
10 7 14 8 10 16 21

 

Bacolod
27.3°C / 81.1°F

scattered clouds at 21:15 PST

Wind6 km/h / 4 mph
from Southwest (219°)
Cloud overcast32 %
Pressure1006 hPa
Humidity79 %
Sunrise05:36 PST
Sunset17:38 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
23.8°C
74.8°F
23.6°C
74.5°F
23.6°C
74.5°F
25.1°C
77.2°F
25.9°C
78.6°F
25.2°C
77.4°F
25.5°C
77.9°F
Maximum Temperature
27.3°C
81.1°F
29.8°C
85.6°F
30°C
86°F
28.7°C
83.7°F
28°C
82.4°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
27.6°C
81.7°F
Rainfall in mm
07.40.55.786.69.4
Wind in km/h
10 7 14 8 10 16 21

 

Danao
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
28.9°C
84°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
27.2°C
81°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
27.5°C
81.5°F
Maximum Temperature
29°C
84.2°F
30.2°C
86.4°F
30.5°C
86.9°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
27.9°C
82.2°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
Rainfall in mm
0.4005.315.15.16.3
Wind in km/h
7 6 6 6 8 17 25

 

Ubay
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
29.1°C
84.4°F
27.8°C
82°F
28.3°C
82.9°F
26.4°C
79.5°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
Maximum Temperature
29.4°C
84.9°F
30.4°C
86.7°F
31°C
87.8°F
29.4°C
84.9°F
28.8°C
83.8°F
29.5°C
85.1°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
Rainfall in mm
000.34.29.91.51.5
Wind in km/h
7 4 11 7 10 16 29

 

Davao
22.7°C / 72.9°F

moderate rain at 20:55 PST

Wind2 km/h / 1 mph
from North-Northwest (349°)
Cloud overcast56 %
Pressure976 hPa
Humidity94 %
Sunrise05:25 PST
Sunset17:29 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
21.3°C
70.3°F
22°C
71.6°F
22.4°C
72.3°F
25°C
77°F
25.3°C
77.5°F
24.9°C
76.8°F
25.4°C
77.7°F
Maximum Temperature
23.9°C
75°F
28.5°C
83.3°F
28.8°C
83.8°F
28.4°C
83.1°F
27.7°C
81.9°F
28.6°C
83.5°F
28.2°C
82.8°F
Rainfall in mm
1.34.14.27.37.846.8
Wind in km/h
3 5 5 8 6 6 7

 

Agoho
-273.2°C / -459.8°F

at 07:00 PST

Wind0 km/h / 0 mph
from North (0°)
Cloud overcast %
Pressure0 hPa
Humidity %
Sunrise07:00 PST
Sunset07:00 PST

 

09/3010/0110/0210/0310/0410/0510/06
Minimum Temperature
29.1°C
84.4°F
27.8°C
82°F
28.3°C
82.9°F
26.4°C
79.5°F
26.6°C
79.9°F
27.3°C
81.1°F
27.1°C
80.8°F
Maximum Temperature
29.4°C
84.9°F
30.4°C
86.7°F
31°C
87.8°F
29.4°C
84.9°F
28.8°C
83.8°F
29.5°C
85.1°F
29.2°C
84.6°F
Rainfall in mm
000.34.29.91.51.5
Wind in km/h
7 4 11 7 10 16 29