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Monsoon rain to continue in parts of Luzon on June 17

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Satellite image as of June 16, 2018, 5:40 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Pangasinan, Bataan, and Zambales should brace for moderate to heavy rain, while several other areas – including Metro Manila – will have light to moderate rain

MANILA, Philippines (June 16, 2018) — The southwest monsoon will continue to affect the western part of Luzon on Sunday, June 17, as it continues to be enhanced by Tropical Storm Gaemi (formerly Tropical Depression Ester), which had left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening, June 15. Continue reading Monsoon rain to continue in parts of Luzon on June 17

Tropical Depression Ester out, but monsoon rain to persist

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Satellite image of Tropical Depression Ester as of June 15, 2018, 10:30 pm. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Even if Ester is already outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, it continues to enhance the southwest monsoon

MANILA, Philippines (June 15, 2018) — Tropical Depression Ester left the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on Friday evening, June 15, after accelerating further. Continue reading Tropical Depression Ester out, but monsoon rain to persist

Plumbing the Depths of the Marine Carbon Cycle

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A tropical storm beginning to form in the South China Sea in July 2017, as seen from the Suomi National Polar-Orbiting Partnership (NPP) weather satellite. Credit: NOAA/NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Scientists measure dissolved black carbon in South China Sea water samples to better understand the carbon cycle in the oceans, which absorb roughly half of all carbon emitted into the atmosphere

November 21, 2017 — To fully understand how the oceans regulate carbon concentrations in the atmosphere, scientists must have detailed knowledge of the marine carbon cycle. A large amount of Continue reading Plumbing the Depths of the Marine Carbon Cycle

Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

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Erosion increases the amount of sediments at the Angat Dam, forcing Maynilad to reduce water production

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Water service provider Maynilad on Sunday, August 14, advised some residents of Metro Manila to stock up on water, after it was forced to reduce water production to remove sediments.  Continue reading Maynilad reduces water production due to monsoon rain

La Mesa Dam still on red alert

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As monsoon rains persist, the La Mesa Dam nears its spilling level

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — The La Mesa Dam in Quezon City remains on red alert as of Sunday, August 14.  Continue reading La Mesa Dam still on red alert

Habagat affects 69,000 people

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FLOODWATER. Children wade through waist-deep floodwater caused by monsoon rains along AFP Road in Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

At least 79 evacuation centers are opened in affected areas in Luzon

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Thousands fled their homes as rivers swelled and overflowed due to heavy rains on Saturday, August 13.  Continue reading Habagat affects 69,000 people

Project Noah, Marikina floods won’t reach Ondoy levels

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FLOODWATERS SUBSIDE. As of 10:06 pm, August 13, the water level in Marikina River goes down to 17.4 meters. Photo courtesy of the Marikina City Public Information Office

‘There is no truth in the statement that floods in Marikina will reach Ondoy levels. Project NOAH never said that’

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 14, 2016) — Don’t panic.

There is no truth to text rumors that the Marikina floods will reach Tropical Storm Ondoy levels, according to Project NOAH or Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards.  Continue reading Project Noah, Marikina floods won’t reach Ondoy levels

PAGASA, Brace for rains for 5 more days

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FLOODED. Monsoon rains trigger waist-deep flooding along AFP Road in Barangay Holy Spirit, Quezon City on August 13, 2016. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

‘Walang tigil. Matagal-tagal pa tayong magtitiis,’ forecaster Aldczar Aurelio tells residents of Luzon and Western Visayas

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2016) — State weather bureau PAGASA warned Luzon and Western Visayas to brace for more heavy rains in the next 5 days.  Continue reading PAGASA, Brace for rains for 5 more days

Forced evacuation ordered in Marikina

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As of 8 pm, August 13, more than 2,000 families are evacuated from flood-prone areas

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2016) — Due to heavy rain, the water level of the Marikina River reached the 4th alarm on Saturday afternoon, August 13, prompting an evacuation of residents near the river.  Continue reading Forced evacuation ordered in Marikina

La Mesa on red alert, Forced evacuation advised

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Satellite image as of August 13, 11 am. Image courtesy of PAGASA

As of 4 pm, Saturday, August 13, the water level in La Mesa Dam is just 10 centimeters short of the spilling level

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 13, 2016) — The La Mesa Dam is now on red alert due to continuous rain, and residents of surrounding areas have already been advised to evacuate, Manila Water said Saturday noon, August 13.  Continue reading La Mesa on red alert, Forced evacuation advised