La Niña - updates

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UP marine scientists cite benefits of research with China

Jan 26, 2018 - 11:34 AM

(UPDATED) Amid concerns raised by some sectors over Benham Rise, the UP Marine Science Institute clarifies the collaboration with China is part of a long-running international undertaking

PAGASA warns La Niña may begin in December

Nov 22, 2017 - 7:40 PM

Though this would be a 'weak' La Niña, state weather bureau PAGASA says there is no room for complacency

Residents of Brgy. Tramo in Quezon City walk under the rain brought by localize thunderstorms along Luzon Ave. on Tuesday, The PAGASA has warned that the country will experience localize thunderstorms every afternoon due to the coming of rainy season. Photo by: JOEL LIPORADA

Betting against the weather: PH imports 1M tons of rice and hopes it is enough

Aug 24, 2016 - 6:28 PM

Local rice output is down so far and government projections that it would rise in the second half of 2016 look misguided given recent weather patterns

Above normal rainfall likely in the coming months - PAGASA

Aug 24, 2016 - 4:05 PM

The state weather bureau says this may trigger floods and landslides in vulnerable areas

Motorists encounter strong wind and rains in Chino Roces, Makati City. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Only 1 in 10 LGUs has plan on how to respond to natural disasters

Jul 06, 2016 - 6:02 PM

Climate Change Commission Secretary Emmanuel de Guzman urges local officials to create their own action plan by the end of 2017

VULNERABLE. Rice and corn farmers may go deeper into poverty because of climate change. Photo by Vincent Go/Greenpeace

Hour-long heavy rain causes flooding in Cebu

Jul 02, 2016 - 2:41 PM

Today s floods come less than 24 hours after a heavy downpour hit Metro Cebu on Friday July 1 causing massive flooding and gridlock across the city

Jokowi sumbang Rp 350 juta untuk korban banjir Sangihe

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:18 PM

Banjir dan longsor di Kepulauan Sangihe Sulawesi Utara merusak sedikitnya 209 rumah termasuk 44 rusak berat 2 jembatan dan jalan sepanjang 1 kilometer juga hancur dengan total kerugian mencapai Rp 57 miliar

Ahli ingatkan ancaman bencana hidrometeorologi dampak La Nina

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:03 PM

Banjir di beberapa provinsi mengindikasikan sebagian wilayah Indonesia tidak mampu menerima curah hujan ekstrem akibat tata kelola permukaan yang tidak layak

Riza lolos dari maut usai tertimbun longsor 12 jam

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:13 AM

Gubernur Ganjar Pranowo berjanji segera mengucurkan santunan bagi korban tewas akibat longsor di Purworejo senilai Rp 10 juta

DSWD bares relief plans for La Niña

Jun 21, 2016 - 1:00 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development and its 17 field offices has a total of P956 057 439 20 6 million in standby funds which could be used to purchase emergency relief supplies

DOUBLE TIME. Volunteers at the social welfare department's warehouse in Pasay City rush the repacking of relief goods for areas affected by Typhoon Ruby (Hagupit) in various regions. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA 6

Puluhan juta masyarakat Indonesia terancam longsor

Jun 20, 2016 - 6:26 PM

Puluhan juta jiwa masyarakat terancam bahaya longsor pada musim penghujan ini Namun kesiapan masyarakat Indonesia terhadap bencana masih rendah

BNPB menyampaikan titik-titik daerah di Indonesia yang rawan longsor. Bencana ini merupakan yang paling berbahaya, karena bisa menewaskan puluhan orang sekaligus.

Miss PH Earth candidate Bellatrix Tan speaks up on #ElNiñoLaNiña answer

Jun 13, 2016 - 5:08 PM

Bellatrix defends herself from criticism and clarifies that she knows what La Niña means

LA NINA ANSWER. Bellatrix Tan's answer on the El Niño-La Niña issue at the recent Miss Philippines Earth became topic on social media. Rappler screengrab

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Jun 10, 2016 - 8:30 PM

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El Niño ends, onset of La Niña expected soon

Jun 10, 2016 - 10:00 AM

La Niña is favored to develop during the Northern Hemisphere summer 2016 says the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration s Climate Prediction Center

Inflation up 1.6% in May, highest this year

Jun 08, 2016 - 8:43 AM

NEDA attributes the increase to election spending and supply constraints caused by El Niño

1 dead, 2 missing after flash floods hit Laguna, Quezon

Jun 06, 2016 - 2:14 PM

The 3 victims are guests at the mountainside Dalitiwan Resort in Majayjay town Laguna

Cebu raises dengue alert as La Niña nears

Jun 05, 2016 - 2:09 PM

The number of dengue cases in Cebu province rises to 1 594 from January to May 2016

Rainy season begins in the Philippines

May 24, 2016 - 8:35 PM

State weather bureau PAGASA also warns the public that more typhoons are possible in the last quarter of the year due to La Niña

RAINY SEASON. A pedicabs wades passes along Chino Roces, Makati City facing strong wind and rains. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

PAGASA warns of possible La Niña by end of 2016

May 18, 2016 - 10:05 PM

The state weather bureau says there is a 50 chance that La Niña will develop in the last quarter of the year

Change is coming: The politics of El Niño

May 18, 2016 - 6:30 PM

Moving forward there are key things that the new government must act on bearing in mind the welfare of communities that have been suffering the most from inaction and incoherence

EL NIÑO. A farmer stands next to a stream in barangay Payong-Payong, Pigcawayan municipality, North Cotabato in February 2016. The drought has left this stream, the village's main source of water, nearly dried up. All photos from Oxfam

El Niño dries up Asia as its stormy sister La Niña looms

Apr 29, 2016 - 4:15 PM

The regional fever is expected to break by mid year but fears are growing that an equally forceful La Niña will follow

DROUGHT. A photo made available on April 1, 2016 shows Thai villagers walking on drought-parched land near the dried up Phayao Lake in Phayao province, northern Thailand, March 29, 2016. Thailand is facing a water shortage caused by the worst drought in decades, exacerbated by the El Nino weather phenomenon and combined with seasonal hot weather. File photo by Chaichan Chaimun/EPA

Inflation up 1.1% in March

Apr 05, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Higher prices are recorded for meat fish and eggs while rice prices continue to decline

UN: 2015 set to be hottest year on record

Nov 25, 2015 - 10:11 PM

This is all bad news for the planet says World Meteorological Organization head Michel Jarraud

RECORD BREAKER. Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere broke a new record this year. Photo by Peter Parks/AFP

UN weather agency warns of 'El Nino' this year

Apr 15, 2014 - 9:36 PM

The UN weather agency warns there is a good chance of an El Niño climate phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean this year bringing droughts and heavy rainfall to the rest of the world

Bye, cuddle weather! Warmer days ahead, says PAGASA

Mar 08, 2014 - 10:12 AM

Summer is just around the corner At most one tropical cyclone is expected in March

Weak El Niño possible by mid-2014 – WMO

Jan 30, 2014 - 7:27 PM

For the first few months of this year meanwhile the WMO said there was a slight possibility of a weak and brief appearance of the El Niño s mirror image La Nina

HOT OR COLD? Sea surface temperatures for December 2013. The brighter the color gradient, the warmer the temperature. Image courtesy NASA's AQUA/MODIS satellite

Red Cross cartoon to demystify Pacific climate change

Jul 03, 2013 - 11:19 AM

The Red Cross has launched a light hearted education campaign aimed at those it describes as most vulnerable to climate change

El Niño, La Niña unlikely to make an appearance in 2013: WMO

Jun 26, 2013 - 8:43 PM

Forecasts show Pacific climate patterns were set to remain neutral through the rest of the year