Gale Warning
Issued at: 5:00 PM TODAY , 05 April 2017
Gale Warning # 10 (Final)
For:

Gale Warning in PDF file





Monthly Climate Assessment and Outlook

Issued: 04 May 2017

Monthly Rainfall Forecast
RAINFALL FORECAST  (May - September 2017) 
UPDATED: 05 April 2017 (next update 26 May 2017)


Regional Rainfall Forecast
Issued: 05 April 2017
Valid for: April-September 2017
Farm Weather Forecast and Advisories
ISSUED              :  8AM, FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017
VALID UNTIL      :  8AM, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 2017
FWFA:  N0. 17-146


Ten-Day Regional Agri-Weather Information

DEKAD NO. 15 May 21 - 31, 2017

PHILIPPINE AGRI-WEATHER FORECAST

The weather systems that will affect the whole country are frontal system, easterlies, southwest monsoon and intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ).

Throughout the dekadal period, Northern Luzon especially Ilocos Region, CAR, Cagayan Valley will be cloudy with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms. Mindanao will experience cloudy skies with rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms due to enhanced convection brought by ITCZ. While the rest of the country will have fair weather with possible isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the evening or afternoon.

Light to moderate winds coming from southeast to east will prevail over Mindanao, Visayas and eastern section of the country and from southwest over western section especially of Northern Luzon.

During the forecast period, the coastal waters throughout the whole country will be slight to moderate seas.

The eastern and central equatorial Pacific is in neutral condition.


Seasonal Climate Outlook
Issued:  20 January 2017
FOR January - June 2017
PDF 




Astronomical Diary
Issue for May 2017
The month of May marks the occurrence of Eta Aquarid meteor shower...




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The Planetarium at the Science Garden has an 88-seating capacity.  It offers an ideal setting for all kinds of cosmic educational tours, whose most important task is to give the scientific concept of the Universe to the general public, and to elementary and high school students.  This concept includes the size and content of the observed universe, its creation, history and possible future, the development of the solar system.

Planetarium

The PAGASA Mobile Planetarium includes lecture, film showing, lecture proper and stargazing/ telescoping sessions. An inflatable mobile planetarium is a replica of the fixed planetarium in PAGASA Science Garden.

It has a maximum capacity of fifty (50) participants per lecture.

 
Mobile Planetarium

Entrance Fee:  PhP 25.00/person for requested shows
Location:  PAGASA Science Garden
Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
For Inquiries:  Call Tel. No. (632) 927-5509
 

RULES AND REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE PUBLIC USE OF

PAGASA ASTRONOMICAL FACILITIES

  1. Written requests for the use of PAGASA Astronomical facilities [Planetarium (fixed and mobile) and Astronomical Observatory] shall be filed at the earliest possible time, at the Office of the Chief, Space Science and Astronomy Section (SSAS) with Tel. No. 434-2715.
     
  2. The request shall be addressed to:

           Dr. Vicente B. Malano
           Acting Administrator, PAGASA
           Science Garden, Agham Road, Diliman
           Quezon City 1100
 
           Attn:  Engr. Dario L. dela Cruz
           Chief, SSAS

  1. The request shall indicate the place/facilities to be visited in PAGASA, indicating the number and grade level of the students, the date and the time of visit.  The same format shall be followed in case PAGASA equipment will be brought outside the premises of PAGASA.  Requests will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis.
     
  2. The duration of Planetarium lectures and demonstrations for college students/teachers/ professionals is 1 hour, 45 minutes for secondary or high school students and 30 minutes for elementary, kinder and nursery pupils.  The maximum number of persons that can be accommodated at one time should not be more than 100.  For the PAGASA Observatory, visitors should indicate if it is an overnight stay at the Observatory.
     
  3. Tour coordinators/teacher coordinators shall re-confirm their reservations at least a day before the scheduled date and this applies to cancellation or postponement of the same.  Confirmation should be done through telephone numbers 927-5509 and 929-1237 of the Planetarium and PAGASA Observatory, respectively.
     
  4. Admission Fee for the fix Planetarium and PAGASA Observatory is PhP 25.00 per head.  A down payment of 50% as reservation fee should be paid to the Cashier’s office upon the issuance of the concerned section of payment acceptance order for them to be able to secure permit.  The official receipt and the permit shall be presented to the Planetarium personnel at the scheduled day and time of visit.  This payment is non-refundable with the exception of a few cases such as equipment breakdowns or brownouts.  However, such amount may be applied for future requests in case of cancellation of the schedule due to force majeure like suspension of classes and/or work at offices.  This rule only applies to visitors whose addresses are within Metro Manila.
     
  5. Scheduled visitors should arrive on time.  If a group fails to come on time, its slot will be given to the next group who has a valid reservation.  However, should the former group wishes to wait for the accepted group to finish its lecture, it may do so as long as no conflict for the scheduled lectures arises.
     
  6. Cleanliness in the premises should always be observed.  Smoking and eating within the lecture area are prohibited.
     
  7. Likewise, smoking, eating, drinking and taking of pictures are prohibited inside the Planetarium lecture room.
     
  8. Tour Coordinators/Facilitators are required to register their time of arrival and departure at the guard house.
     
  9. The Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory personnel reserve the right to cancel any scheduled visit due to any of the following reasons.
           a. Unruly behaviour of the group.
           b. Emergency case, such as equipment breakdown and lecturer’s ill condition
               or state of health.
           c. Excessive number of reserved students.
           d. Fifteen minutes late from scheduled visit.

  1. The Planetarium and Astronomical Observatory personnel reserve the right to cancel any scheduled visit due to any of the following reasons.
     
  2. The PAGASA will not be liable for any accident that may occur within the PAGASA premises due to the negligence of the tour coordinator/teachers or occurrence of natural disasters.
     
  3. For PAGASA Planetarium-on-Tour package, which includes Mobile Planetarium lecture, film showing, lecture proper and stargazing/telescoping sessions, the requesting party shall shoulder the following expenses: rental fee of PhP 1,500.00 per day for the mobile planetarium and PhP 500.00/telescope.  Payment should be made through the PAGASA Cashier’s Office located at the 3rd floor of the PAGASA Central Office Bldg. in Science Garden.  Expenses will also honorarium of lecturers, traveling and per diem allowances, and incidental expenses such as toll fee, diesel/gasoline and driver’s per diem if provided with a PAGASA vehicle.
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PUBLIC WARNING 


It has come to the attention of the Office of the Administrator of PAGASA that a certain person has been using the name of Dr. Vicente B. Malano to solicit money from the contractors of PAGASA.

Dr. Malano wishes to inform the public that he has not authorized anyone to solicit money on his behalf and to warn everyone against dealing with unscrupulous activities of certain individuals.



payong pagasa on android The latest version of the official PAGASA app can now be downloaded on Google play store

Weather Division is now  ISO 9001:2008 Certified
Proof has been furnished by means of an audit that the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 are met.

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PRESS RELEASE
24 May 2017

START OF SOUTHWEST MONSOON

Southwesterly windflow has been dominant over the West Philippine Sea for several days now. This is due to the formation of semi-permanent trough over Northern Luzon-Taiwan area and the eastward migration of the North Pacific High Pressure Area which are the prominent indicators of the southwest monsoon onset in the country. 

Likewise, the prevailing weather condition in most parts of Luzon and Visayas particularly the western section is now warm and humid as characterized by occasional to frequent occurrences of afternoon-evening or early morning rainshowers and thunderstorms. These developments signify the approaching onset of rainy season under Type 1 climate covering the western parts of Luzon and Visayas.


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DOST-PAGASA S&T Release

17 May 2017

To further strengthen its weather forecasting capabilities, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in partnership with the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), inaugurates the new Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS) Data Analysis System at the PAGASA Weather and Flood Forecasting Center in Quezon City.


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