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PAGASA announces the start of the Southwest Monsoon

As we head more and more in to May and June the south west monsoon as scheduled is starting to get a hold on across southeast Asia. His includes the Philippines where on Wednesday May 24th PAGASA announced the official start of the “Hagabat” or the southwest monsoon. This does not mean the “rainy season” […]

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2017 WESTPACWX TYPHOONS SEASON OUTLOOK

As we approach typhoon season it looks more and more like we will see a above average season across the western pacific. This will be due to the above average sea surface temperatures already building in across the Westpac. That combined with the common trend over the past few years of above average seasons with […]

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BIG UPDATE TO THE JMA WEBSITE WARNING PAGE

A big and useful update on the JMA (Japan meteorological agency) website was put in place on Wednesday the 17th of May 2017, now more details are being released on warnings/ advisories. In English! This is a big jump from the warning information provided before which in short was released simply “there is a thunderstorm advisory […]

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Tropical Storm Muifa, First Named Storm of 2017

We now officially have our first named tropical storm of the 2017 Typhoon Season. “Muifa” This one is not a threat to any major land areas though and will quickly get absorbed by a passing trough to the north.

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MINOR TROPICAL DEPRESSION DEVELOPS, NO MAJOR THREAT

Don’t panic, yes JMA is tracking a Tropical Depression east of the Philippines, but it should quickly become absorbed by a passing mid-latitude trough through mid-week without bringing any impact to the Philippines or any major land masses for that matter. As of Monday morning the Tropical Depression was looking rather organized on satellite imagery […]

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Tropics Remain April Like (April 20th )

The tropics remain calm this week following Tropical Depression Crising this past weekend that left 8 dead in Visayas and resulted in wide spread flooding across the central Philippines.   Now typical April weather is back and we are continuing to see the “Philippine summer” dominate the Philippines. Do note though the remnants of Crising […]

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