rainy season - updates

Rappler's latest stories on rainy season


PAGASA declares start of rainy season in Philippines

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:50 AM

Thunderstorms, Tropical Depression Butchoy, and the southwest monsoon bring rain over a 5-day period, triggering PAGASA's declaration on Friday, June 12

Bicycle riders wade through floods along Taft Avenue in Manila after a heavy rainfall caused by Tropical Depression Butchoy on June 11, 2020. Motorists were also stuck in heavy traffic. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Typhoons ahead as Philippines' rainy season begins

Jun 14, 2019 - 6:32 PM

(UPDATED) State weather bureau PAGASA declares the start of the rainy season on Friday, June 14

Passengers stranded along Commonwealth Avenue in Quezon City on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, due to sudden downpour cause by southwest monsoon. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Here’s how you can avoid getting sick this rainy season

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Avoid sick leaves!

8 things to keep you warm and dry this rainy season

Jun 18, 2018 - 9:56 AM

Cuddle weather is here!

Shoe picks for your rainy day outfits

Jun 14, 2018 - 4:30 PM

They’re cute and waterproof!

These stylish rubber boots will get you through the rainy season

Jun 12, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Walk through the flooded streets without fear!

PAGASA: Rainy season begins in the Philippines

Jun 08, 2018 - 11:45 AM

(UPDATED) The state weather bureau makes the official declaration on Friday, June 8

Heavy rain poured in different parts of Metro Manila for about 40 minutes on April 10,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

These water-repellent sneakers are perfect for your daily commute

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:24 PM

MUJI's sneakers are comfy, affordable, and water-resistant

DOH's tips to protect yourself against the common rainy season diseases

Sep 22, 2017 - 8:40 PM

Here's how you can prevent getting dengue, leptospirosis, cholera, hepatitis A, typhoid fever, and influenza

All graphics by Raffy de Guzman/Rappler

#FridayFeels: Cuddle weather

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:00 AM

It s the rainy season again – perfect for curling up on the couch with a hot cup of tea or maybe sharing an umbrella with him or her

Marines vs Maute, Rainy Season, Guterres | Midday wRap

May 31, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017 - 11:15 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

PAGASA: Rainy season officially begins in PH

May 30, 2017 - 7:50 PM

The state weather bureau also says rains brought by the southwest monsoon will continue to affect Metro Manila and the western part of the Philippines

Black rain clouds gather above buildings in Manila on July 11, 2016.  The weather bureau on July 11 forecast a southwest moonson to bring more rain over parts of Luzon island. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

PAGASA: Southwest monsoon underway, but not yet rainy season

May 25, 2017 - 12:10 AM

The rainy season would likely begin between May 28 and June 8 says state weather bureau PAGASA

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

WATCH: Sunflowers are here to stay – UP agriculturist

Jun 19, 2016 - 12:52 PM

University of the Philippines agricultural technicians weather the summer heat to plant sunflowers and keep a decades long tradition

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

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May 25, 2016 - 1:09 PM

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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

How to dengue proof yourself and your home

Oct 23, 2015 - 12:04 PM

Keep mosquitoes away with these handy tips

What are the common rainy season diseases?

Aug 09, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Here are the signs and some prevention tips

DA to farmers: Use rainy season to fight El Niño

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:40 PM

The start of the rainy season in parts of the country is a chance for farmers to plant early and collect rainwater in preparation for the dryer days ahead says the agency

SAVING WATER. This water impounding system or water pond acts as a repository for rainwater which farmers can use on a dry day. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Rainy season in the Philippines begins – PAGASA

Jun 23, 2015 - 1:58 PM

2nd UPDATE This year s rainy season comes late and is expected to last until September

RAINY DAYS AHEAD. PAGASA acting administrator Vicente Malano shows on a map the monthly rainfall forecast for the year during the climate outlook forum at the PAGASA head office in Quezon City as they declared the start of the rainy season on Tuesday, June 23. Photo by Ben Nabong/ Rappler

The wRap Indonesia: Oct. 31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Indonesian netizens demand Jokowi show arrested sate worker mercy shadow legislature set to hold first plenary meeting Jakarta residents brace for rainy season and more

RESCUE. Search and Rescue members rescue stranded people from their flooded houses as residents wade through a flooded street in Jakarta on January 19, 2014. Adek Berry/AFP

10 tips: Traveling in the rainy season

Aug 09, 2014 - 11:15 AM

Travelers don’t let this season rain on your parade of adventures

DOH warns public of common diseases during rainy season

Jun 26, 2014 - 3:20 PM

The health department provides tips on how to stay healthy and avoid influenza leptospirosis waterborne infections and dengue this rainy season

#PugadBaboy: Kapitan Kidlat

Jun 13, 2014 - 5:00 AM

Rainy season begins for western PH

Jun 10, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Daily rains are expected from June to July even as PAGASA detects the development of El Niño

7 die of leptospirosis in PGH

Sep 06, 2013 - 5:24 PM

7 deaths in just 4 days is considered high given the yearly average of 40 deaths due to leptospirosis

FDA warns against flood-submerged products

Aug 21, 2013 - 11:02 PM

FDA cautions the public on Wednesday August 21 from the poor handling of food medicine and cosmetic products this rainy season

Dengue outbreak strikes 1,800 in Iloilo

Jul 06, 2013 - 5:20 PM

The mosquito borne disease has killed 10 in the province so far – the number already equal to the total deaths for the whole of 2012

PNoy, tires and floodwaters

Jun 20, 2013 - 5:13 PM

President Aquino says the government has 80 ongoing projects to mitigate flooding

MOVE OUT. The government plans to relocate 20,000 families living near waterways this year as part of its flood control master plan. Photo by Rappler

At least 50,000 residents evacuate as flood hits North Cotabato

Jun 15, 2013 - 12:18 PM

UPDATED As of late Saturday afternoon many areas are reported to be still submerged in floodwater and residents have built tents along the highway

LPA spotted off Davao

Jun 15, 2013 - 7:59 AM

The low pressure areas is embedded along the ITCZ bringing clouds and rain to most parts of PH

Palace: Flood control better, but far from done

Jun 14, 2013 - 10:20 PM

Malacañang says vast improvement won t be felt until a few years from now

Photo by Atenews ADDU

Rainy season has started - PAGASA

Jun 10, 2013 - 5:26 PM

It s official: We re now in the rainy season state weather bureau PAGASA said

HELLO, RAIN. Filipino school children wearing raincoats during an event in Pasig city, September 2, 2012. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Disaster preparedness: Focus on 60,000 families in NCR

Jun 10, 2013 - 1:57 PM

Government agencies are aiming for zero casualty during disasters

PERENNIAL FLOODING. Ineffective flood mitigation projects raise doubts about Manila still being a safe place to live in.

Another potential cyclone spotted off Palawan

Jun 08, 2013 - 4:10 PM

Tropical depression Dante maintains its strength as it moves northeastward

MTSAT ENHANCED-IR Satellite Image as of 7:32 am, June 8 courtesy of Pagasa

'Dante' may become a storm in next 36 hours

Jun 08, 2013 - 9:45 AM

Tropical Depression Dante is not expected to make landfall due to its forecast track and may be out of the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday

7 ways to stay healthy this rainy season

Jun 05, 2013 - 12:49 PM

Wearing rain boots drinking tea and washing your hands are ways to stay healthy this rainy season

RAINY DAY BLUES. The monsoon season brings with it diseases and bacteria we need to guard against

Rainy season will not change school calendar

Aug 14, 2012 - 6:36 PM

DepEd will not modify school calendar as weather patterns affect different parts of the Philippines at different times

A teenager braves the recent Hagabat floods in Quezon City. Photo by Maurits van Linder