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?
So how were you doing in the past couple of days? Are you getting #summerfeels with the hot April weather? You’re maybe wondering but the Philippines is indeed in the middle of the rainy season; it just so happens that southwest monsoon or habagat is taking a good break. Here’s what happened thus far in August: A high pressure area (HPA) eased up over the … Continue reading CAUTION: The Remaining Days of August Could Get Really (Really) Wet
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)