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Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" (Kiko) impacts extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines

Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- made its first landfall east of the Babuyan Islands at 21:00 UTC on September 10, 2021, and the second at 00:30 UTC on September 11 over Ivana, Batanes, Philippines. Chanthu had 1-minute...

September 11, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" threatens extreme Northern Luzon, landfall expected in Taiwan

Category 5 Super Typhoon "Chanthu" -- known as Kiko in the Philippines -- is forecast to pass over extreme Northern Luzon, Philippines on September 10, 2021, and then turn toward Taiwan where landfall is expected on September 12. At 09:00 UTC September 10,...

September 10, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Chanthu" moving toward Philippines, Taiwan and China

Chanthu reached a Category 5 super typhoon status at 09:00 UTC on September 8, 2021, becoming the second super typhoon of the year. In the Philippines, this tropical cyclone is known as Kiko. At the time, Chanthu's center was located about 1 265 km (785 miles)...

September 08, 2021

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Typhoon "Conson" (Jolina) makes landfall in the Philippines, moving toward capital Manila

Tropical Storm "Conson" -- known as Jolina in the Philippines -- formed at 06:00 UTC on September 6, 2021, as the 13th named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. At 15:00 UTC (23:00 Philippine Standard Time) on September 6, the Japan Meteorological...

September 07, 2021

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Prolonged monsoon rains bring widespread floods to the Philippines

Widespread floods brought by prolonged monsoon rains continue affecting the Philippines, leading to casualties and damage. According to the Disaster Response Operations Monitoring and Information Centre, more than 570 240 people were affected across the country and...

July 29, 2021

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Tropical Wave brings heavy rainfall to the Philippines

Could we have a new named storm system next week? Models still pull for some sort of development. The question is when, where and how strong. Robert Speta of the WestPacWx explains in the new video. Featured image and video courtesy WestPacWx...

July 14, 2021

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Tropical Cyclone "Choi-wan" (Dante) to make landfall over Batangas Province, Philippines

Tropical Cyclone "Choi-wan" will make landfall over Batangas Province, Philippines at around 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on June 2, 2021, and traverse western and central Luzon over the next 2 days. Prolonged heavy rains have already flooded parts of Mindanao,...

June 02, 2021

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Lahar advisory for Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes, Philippines

Due to potentially high-volume rainfall produced by Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" -- known as Dante in the Philippines" -- and its trajectory, DOST-PHIVOLCS has issued lahar advisories for Taal and Pinatubo volcanoes on June 2, 2021. Based on DOST-PAGASA...

June 02, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" forms near the Philippines

Tropical Storm "Choi-wan" formed between Palau and the Philippines on May 30, 2021, as the third named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. On the current forecast track, Choi-wan will likely remain over the Philippine Sea over the next 5 days....

May 31, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Crising" to make landfall over Davao Oriental - Surigao del Sur area, Philippines

A new tropical storm, named Crising by the PAGASA, formed in the Philippine Sea on May 13, 2021. On the forecast track, Crising will continue moving W or WNW and make landfall over Davao Oriental - Surigao del Sur area between tonight, May 13, and tomorrow morning...

May 13, 2021

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Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) leaves 3 dead, 230 000 displaced in the Philippines

At least three fatalities have been reported and around 230 000 have been displaced due to the onslaught of Typhoon "Surigae"-- locally called Bising-- in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported...

April 21, 2021

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Super Typhoon "Surigae" (Bising) forces more than 100 000 to evacuate, Philippines

Typhoon "Surigae" -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- brought more than 380 mm (15 inches) of rainfall across parts of Samar over the past 24 hours, causing floods and landslides and forcing more than 109 000 people to evacuate. While the rainfall...

April 19, 2021

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Surigae rapidly intensifies into the first Super Typhoon of 2021

Typhoon "Surigae" rapidly intensified on April 16 and 17, 2021, into the first Super Typhoon of the year. Surigae -- known in the Philippines as Bising -- is expected to become a powerful Category 5 typhoon over the next 12 hours, without making landfall...

April 17, 2021

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Surigae enters PAR and intensifies into a typhoon, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Surigae" entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) late April 15, 2021, and intensified into a typhoon -- known locally as Bising. Surigae is the second named storm and the first typhoon of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Surigae...

April 16, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Surigae" intensifying on its way toward the Philippines

Tropical Storm "Surigae" -- known as Bising in the Philippines -- formed at 18:00 UTC on April 14, 2021, as the second named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. The storm is intensifying as it moves close to Yap on its way toward the Philippines....

April 15, 2021

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More than 59 000 people flee as Dujuan brings widespread flooding and disruption to Philippines

More than 59 000 people have evacuated their homes as Tropical Storm "Dujuan" -- locally known as Auring, brought widespread flooding and disruption to the Philippines on Monday, February 22, 2021. As of 03:00 UTC (11:00 LT), the storm has weakened into a...

February 22, 2021

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Tropical Storm "Dujuan" heading toward the Philippines, landfall expected over the weekend

Tropical Storm "Dujuan" formed in the Philippine Sea at 00:00 UTC on February 18, 2021, as the first named storm of the 2021 Pacific typhoon season. Dujuan is expected to make landfall over the Caraga region as a severe tropical storm. The storm is known...

February 18, 2021

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Deadly flash floods affect more than 15 000 families in Central Philippines

Torrential rains triggered flash floods in Central Philippines, leaving more than 15 000 families affected, at least three fatalities, and more than 400 homes damaged or destroyed, officials reported Sunday, January 3, 2021. Flooding incidents have been affecting...

January 04, 2021

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Tropical Depression "Vicky" kills 5, set to make landfall over Palawan, Philippines

At least five fatalities were reported during the onslaught of Tropical Depression "Vicky" in the Philippines on Saturday, December 19, 2020 -- the storm is forecast to make landfall over the central portion of Palawan on Saturday night, and intensify into...

December 19, 2020

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Entire Luzon under state of calamity after devastation caused by typhoons Goni and Vamco, Philippines

The entire island of Luzon, Philippines, has been placed under a state of calamity as of November 18, 2020, following the devastation of successive typhoons Goni (locally named Rolly)-- the world's most powerful storm of the year and the country's strongest...

November 19, 2020

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Cagayan submerged in its worst flood in history, Typhoon "Vamco" (Ulysses) death toll rises to 67 - Philippines

Typhoon "Vamco" (locally called Ulysses) has left a total of 67 fatalities, 13 others missing, and more than 1.7 million affected after lashing the Philippines, according to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) update...

November 15, 2020

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Typhoon "Vamco" strikes the Philippines, leaving a massive trail of destruction

Typhoon "Vamco" -- known locally as the Ulysses -- struck the Philippines on November 11, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 155 km/h (96 mph) and gusts to 205 km/h (127 mph). This is the 21st named storm to hit the country this year and the 4th in the...

November 12, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Vamco" (Ulysses) to rapidly intensify before striking Philippines

Tropical Storm "Vamco" formed on November 9, 2020, as the 22nd named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. The system entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) at 12:00 UTC on November 8, receiving the name Ulysses -- still as a tropical...

November 10, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" leaves 20 dead in Philippines, country's strongest storm on record

Super Typhoon "Goni" (locally named Rolly) has left at least 20 fatalities and about 230 million dollars (11 billion pesos) worth of damage in the Philippines, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported Thursday, November...

November 06, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Atsani" forecast to pass over or very close to Batanes, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Atsani" formed in the Pacific Ocean on October 29, 2020, as the 20th named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season. It entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on November 1, receiving the name Siony. At 12:00 UTC on November 5,...

November 05, 2020

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Super Typhoon "Goni" hits Philippines as the strongest storm of the year

Super Typhoon "Goni" made landfall in the Philippines over Bato, Catanduanes at 20:50 UTC (04:50 LT, November 1) and Tiwi, Albay at 23:20 UTC on October 31, 2020, with maximum sustained winds of 225 km/h (140 mph) and gusts to 280 km/h (174 mph) -- which...

November 01, 2020

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Typhoon "Goni" (Rolly) rapidly intensifies into strongest storm of the year, Quezon Province under red alert - Philippines

Typhoon "Goni" -- named Rolly in the Philippines -- has rapidly intensified into the strongest storm of the year as it moved westward over the Philippine Sea, according to the bulletin issued by weather bureau PAGASA at 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on Friday,...

October 30, 2020

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Typhoon "Molave" prompts evacuation of 1.3 million in Vietnam after leaving 13 missing in the Philippines

Vietnam is preparing to evacuate around 1.3 million people as it braces for Typhoon "Molave" which is set to make landfall in the country's central region on Wednesday, October 28, 2020. The storm is feared to worsen the country's flood situation...

October 26, 2020

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Low pressure intensifies into Tropical Depression "Quinta" -- threatening Bicol, Philippines

A Low-Pressure Area (LPA) over the Philippine Sea has developed into a tropical depression-- locally named "Quinta"-- at 06:00 UTC (14:00 LT) on Friday, October 23, 2020. It is forecast to reach a tropical storm strength on Sunday, October 22, and make...

October 23, 2020

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Tropical Storm "Saudel" (Pepito) intensifies ahead of landfall over Aurora, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Saudel" -- named Pepito in the Philippines -- is slowly intensifying before its expected landfall over Aurora Province, Philippines, between 10:00 and 14:00 UTC (18:00 to 22:00 LT) on October 20, 2020. Saudel is the 17th named storm of the...

October 20, 2020

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All storm signals lifted as Tropical Depression "Carina" drifts away, Philippines

All tropical cyclone wind signals have been lifted as Tropical Depression "Carina" slowly exits the Philippines, weather bureau PAGASA stated on its bulletin issued at 09:00 UTC (17:00 LT) on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. The system continued moving...

July 14, 2020

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Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" makes landfall in China's Guangdong

Tropical Cyclone "Nuri" -- the second named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- made landfall along the coast of Yangjiang, southern China's Guangdong Province on June 14, 2020. According to the China's National Meteorological Center (NMC)...

June 14, 2020

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Tropical Depression "Butchoy" makes landfall in Quezon, Philippines -- expected to strengthen into tropical storm as it heads toward China

Tropical Depression "Buchoy" made landfall over Polillo, Quezon at 09:30 UTC and Infanta at 10:00 UTC on June 11, 2020. The depression formed on June 10, off the coast of Samar, and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm -- Nuri, the second named...

June 12, 2020

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Rare multiple waterspouts form over Laguna de Bay, Philippines

Multiple tornadic waterspouts were spotted over Laguna de Bay, Philippines, at around 10:30 UTC (18:30 LT) on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Such an occurrence is considered rare in the country, according to PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas. Residents in Laguna took...

June 01, 2020

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Typhoon "Vongfong" (Ambo) leaves a trail of destruction in central Philippines

Typhoon "Vongfong" (Ambo) has weakened into a tropical depression on May 16, 2020, after leaving a trail of destruction in the Philippines' central region. More than 12 000 people were evacuated in Samar as extensive damage was reported to properties...

May 16, 2020

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Very dangerous Typhoon "Vongfong" (Ambo) makes landfall over Eastern Samar, Philippines

Typhoon "Vongfong" -- known as Ambo in the Philippines -- made landfall over San Policarpo, Eastern Samar at 04:15 UTC (12:15 LT) on May 14, bringing violent winds and heavy to intense rains over the northern portion of Eastern Samar. The northern portion...

May 14, 2020

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Vongfong (Ambo) rapidly intensifies into typhoon -- volcanologists warn of possible Mayon lahar flows, Philippines

Tropical Storm "Ambo" (international name Vongfong) has rapidly intensified into a typhoon, according to PAGASA's update issued at 15:00 UTC (23:00 LT) on Wednesday, May 13, 2020. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 130 km/h (81 mph) near...

May 13, 2020

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TC "Ambo" (Vongfong) to make landfall over the Philippines -- the 2020 Pacific typhoon season's first named storm

Tropical Depression "Ambo" -- the first named storm of the 2020 Pacific typhoon season -- has developed east of Mindanao, Philippines, on May 10, 2020. As of 02:00 UTC (10:00 LT) on May 12, the storm is almost stationary with maximum sustained winds of 56...

May 12, 2020

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Typhoon "Phanfone" claimed 50 lives, affected 2.1 million people and wiped out 20 million dollars worth of farm products, Philippines

Typhoon "Phanfone," locally known as Ursula, has claimed 50 lives as of December 31, 2019. 143 people were injured and 5 are still missing. The storm wiped out almost 20 million dollars (1 billion pesos) worth of farm products following its devastating...

December 31, 2019

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Phanfone wreaks havoc across the central Philippines, leaves 28 people dead and tens of thousands affected

Typhoon "Phanfone," known as Ursula in the Philippines, made its first landfall in Samar on Tuesday, December 24, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 120 km/h (74 mph) and gusts to 150 km/h (94 mph) -- Category 1 hurricane equivalent on the...

December 26, 2019