1. The onset of rainy season heavily relies on Climate Type I areas. The rainy season or wet season is a time when the country receives rains from various weather systems such as southwest monsoon or habagat, intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), low pressure area (LPA), and tropical cyclone (TC). However, we only need to observe the rainfall and prevailing winds among Climate Type I areas … Continue reading It’s Raining, Man! Here are 5 Things to Know about the Rainy Season in the Philippines
The Pacific Typhoon Season, or simply typhoon season, is an event during which a tropical cyclone (TC) forms in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The Western North Pacific (WNP) region has TCs that form or track the Northern Marianas, East Asia, and Southeast Asia including the Philippines. On the average, 20 tropical cyclones enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) every year, of which 8 or … Continue reading Why are Typhoon Seasons Not Declared in the Philippines?
A few times in May and June, an insect known as a flying termite or “gamu-gamo” gather on street and house lights. It is also during these times when the rainy season begins in the Philippines. While studies on the relationship of winged termites and the start of the wet season are limited, large evidence links the two together. There are two conditions needed for … Continue reading Do Flying Termites Signify the Start of the Rainy Season?
Oookay. So here we are again this time of the year when Pinoys dripping in sweat are eager to know one thing: “‘Di pa ba summer? Ang init na kaya!” And honestly, if I were to answer that question, I would simply say no. Never. As a tropical country, the Philippines has only two seasons: the wet and the dry season. Wet season usually occurs … Continue reading Is there such thing as “summer” in the Philippines?
Did you ever wish you’d get to see the Northern Lights one day? Have you ever dreamed it would snow outside so you could snowball-fight with your friends? Unfortunately for a tropical country like the Philippines, chances are you will have to pack your bags and fly elsewhere north. Nonetheless, these don’t mean we are all just rains and drizzles here. Prepare to get awestruck … Continue reading 10 of the Strangest Weather Phenomena in the Philippines
“Summer” is out and rainy season is in! Not so much fun, right? Well, just because wet season in the Philippines is already kicking in doesn’t mean we have to take a break from exploring this beautiful country. Not the Best Time to Travel? A lot of people (mostly travel agents) claim that the months of July, August, and September is not the ideal time … Continue reading Backpacking the Philippines Soon? Here’s Your Ultimate Weather Guide (July to September 2017)