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Rappler's latest stories on rainfall


Microsatellites could provide data useful for rainfall forecasting – study

May 16, 2020 - 10:00 AM

A recently published study showcases how Diwata-1, the Philippines' first microsatellite, was able to measure cloud top height, helping enable more accurate rainfall forecasting

How much rain did Tropical Depression Usman bring?

Dec 30, 2018 - 9:05 PM

Here are the top 10 PAGASA stations with the highest amount of rainfall from December 28 to 29

 Flooding in low lying areas are swelling due to heavy rainfall brought by amihan in Bicol. At least 40 families or 2  120 people isolated in Barangay zone 7 of libon town the catch basin of Albay and Camarines Sure. Mayor Dadz Moronilla of libon, albay asked rubber boots from Phil. Navy and Albay Public Safely Emergency Management office to send them militayr truck for escue aside from rubber boats. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

Monsoon dumps over half of August rainfall in just 1 day

Aug 12, 2018 - 10:35 PM

Filipinos experience around 53% of the expected rainfall for the month just on Saturday, August 11

Some 260 individuals from 111 families evacuate at the Mabuhay Basketball Court in Tatalon, Quezon City as 4 to 5 meter-high flood waters inundate their homes due to heavy rains caused by the southwest monsoon on August 11, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Yellow alert raised in Cagayan de Oro: Possible flooding in low-lying areas

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:43 PM

When Pagasa gives yellow advisory, it means that residents in affected areas should continue monitoring their weather condition. Flooding for low-lying areas is possible.

Rainfall warnings raised in VisMin due to LPA, tail end of cold front

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:50 PM

3rd UPDATE Moderate to occasionally heavy rain will affect many parts of Visayas and Mindanao in the next 24 hours says PAGASA

Satellite image from PAGASA website

Too much rain, garbage, clogged waterways caused Cagayan de Oro flood

Jan 18, 2017 - 8:06 PM

The DPWH in Northern Mindanao says the 60 mm of rainwater dumped on Cagayan de Oro in just 6 hours was equivalent to 2 weeks’ rain

DRAINAGE MASTERPLAN. Cagayan de Oro City 2nd District Representative Maxino Rodriguez shows the map for the DPWH’s drainage masterplan for Bitan-ag Creek which would cost P1.2 billion. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rainy weekend in parts of Luzon due to southwest monsoon

Jul 09, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Zambales and Bataan experience the heaviest rains while Metro Manila gets occasional rains

India says 330 million people suffering from drought

Apr 20, 2016 - 9:40 PM

More are dying from heatstroke and families from remote villages walk long distances as they try to find water

epa05257485 Farmers from the different drought affected districts of Maharashtra resides at a temperory refugee camp in Mumbai, India, 13 April 2016. According to reports, 21 districts in Maharashtra are drought-affected. Hundreds of people are staying in a refugee camp in Mumbai, migrated from the drought affected area in Maharashtra. EPA/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI

How to use PAGASA’s color-coded rainfall advisory

Apr 04, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Pagasa uses a new set of color coded rainfall advisories composed of 3 colors: Yellow Orange and Red The darker the color is the more dangerous it gets

Yellow alert lifted over Metro, 7 Luzon provinces

Dec 24, 2014 - 4:35 PM

A tailend of a cold front is still bringing light to moderate rains over Metro Manila and 11 other areas

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 3:32 pm, December 24. Image courtesy of PAGASA

#MarioPH: Rainfall alerts in parts of Central Luzon

Sep 19, 2014 - 9:45 PM

Rainfall alert in at least 3 provinces in Central Luzon is raised despite the storm s slight weakening Warning alerts in other areas on the other hand have been lowered

Palace suspends work in gov't offices

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:18 AM

Malacañang says the discretion to suspend work in private offices depends on the employers but urges them to consider the situation

FLOODS. A man holds on to a rope put in place by rescuers at Barangay Holy Spirit in Quezon City on September 19, 2014. Photo by Joel Leporada/Rappler

DOST to map ARMM for hazard-prone areas

Apr 29, 2014 - 6:46 PM

A plane carrying laser scanners will fly over Basilan Sulu and Tawi Tawi starting August to determine what areas are prone to flooding and other natural hazards

RESILIENCY. DREAM program leader Engr Enrico Paringit talks about how LiDAR technology can be used to help build a disaster-resilient community. File photo by Raisa Serafica/Rappler

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

Orange rainfall alert in Metro, neighboring areas

Sep 23, 2013 - 6:18 AM

PAGASA has raised its rainfall warning for Metro Manila and neighboring provinces to Orange due to continuous rain brought by the southwest monsoon

FLOODED. People cross a flooded intersection in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

Mankind's global warming plays role in extreme weather

Sep 06, 2013 - 2:10 PM

Climate change caused by human use of fossil fuels played a role in about a half dozen extreme weather events last year international scientists said

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Sandy battering the U.S. East coast on Monday, Oct. 29 at 9:10 a.m. EDT. Sandy's center was about 310 miles south-southeast of New York City. Tropical Storm force winds are about 1,000 miles in diameter. Credit: NASA GOES Project

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Wednesday August 21

Aug 21, 2013 - 8:18 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

Rainfall alert back to Yellow

Aug 20, 2013 - 11:27 PM

UPDATED PAGASA has lowered its rainfall warning for Metro Manila and neighboring provinces from Orange to Yellow as Maring moves toward Taiwan

FLOODED. People cross a flooded intersection in Manila, August 19, 2013. Photo by Rappler

Non-stop rain, flood in NCR, 8 provinces

Aug 20, 2013 - 8:31 AM

PAGASA warns of severe flooding in the affected areas

LIVE BLOG: #FloodPH - Tuesday August 20

Aug 20, 2013 - 7:54 AM

This live blog features updates on flooding resulting from Typhoon Maring

'Lawin' intensifies anew; new storm forms

Sep 22, 2012 - 7:16 PM

Tropical storm Lawin intensifies as it nears Samar and Bicol while another storm may enter the Philippines soon says PAGASA

Will Metro Manila be flood-free? No, says DPWH

Sep 21, 2012 - 4:45 PM

Parts of Metro Manila can still experience flooding even with a Flood Management Master Plan in place says DPWH

Jeep stranded in a flooded area in Quezon City. Photo by Maurits van Linder

Flooding and social trust

Aug 13, 2012 - 3:18 PM

When people refused to evacuate they knew exactly what they were doing They were behaving this way because of the absence of social trust in institutions that in the past had provided very little for them and their families

HIGHLIGHTS: August 8 flood, traffic updates, photos

Aug 09, 2012 - 1:44 PM

Quick updates related to the weather and floods in Metro Manila and elsewhere

PHOTOS: PH capital, nearby cities at a standstill in floods

Aug 07, 2012 - 2:40 PM

These photos of the flooded metropolis were submitted by contributors Email your photos to desk@rappler com using WeatherAlert in the subject field

Rainfall brings flooding to Metro Manila and its environs

Work suspended in NCR, 9 provinces

Aug 07, 2012 - 9:41 AM

Businesses government offices and courts shut