Current WeatherMaps

This automatically weather information page is automatically updated with the most recent information from PAGASA, HongKong Observatory, Joint Typhoon Warning Center and Japan Meteorological Agency.

Astronomy Photo of the Day

Visit http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html for an explanation.

Global IR Satellite Image

You can view an animation (4 images) of the global IR observations, or even zoom in on a particular area by visiting MetOffice UK.

UK MetOffice World View IR Image

NOAA Image of the day

This image is courtesy of http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/iod/iod2.jpg

NOAA.gov

NOAA Global Sea Surface Temperature Chart, 50Km resolution Analysis.



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PAGASA


PAGASA Forecast for cities, Sunrise, Sunset

Click on the link provided to get the latest forecast from PAGASA:Forecast PDF

Current 24 Hr Philippine forecast

To ensure you get the latest forecasts for the iframe below, please click on
www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/wb/wxfcst.html. We are still checking if this functionality works reliably. SORRY FOLKS, the information is not updated! will try to fix this: We were spooked by Chrome browser's aggressive caching! The file is indeed updated! but Chrome still displays its own cached files. This works with Firefox.

To clear the cache in Chrome: Click on wrench symbol at upper right corner. then select by clicking in order, PREFERENCES/Under the hood/Clear browsing data.

PAGASA Satellite Photo



Sometimes the satellite photo from Pag-asa Fails to load. If this is the case, click on
view satphoto

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Hongkong Observatory Satellite Image



The main page of the Hongkong Observatory is at Hongkong Observatory main page from which the picture was taken.

The Hongkong observatory has interesting hourly updated photos in different bands. , but you have to visit the site: Hong Kong Observatory satellite images for the latest versions. (the cron job seems to get the image one hour before!)

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JTWC western pacific globe photo

Here is a globe view of the Western Pacific. One may be able to see where the typhoons are being born or grown and feed in the vast Pacific Ocean. But sometimes, typhoons may be born in the SouthEast Philippine or China Sea

JTWC satellite photo


JTWC IR (INFRARED) Image

JTWC MULTISPECTRAL Image

Here is a multispectral view of any current weather disturbance(TS storm, TD depression, TT typhoon)

WARNING: The photo displayed was the last saved satellite photo in the JTWC server and not necessarily the most current weather disturbance.! When there are no active storms, the photo will stay the same! If in doubt, look at the HKO, NOAA and of course the PAGASA sections for verification.

Predicted [depression|storm|typhoon] track

The actual and predicted tracks of a typhoon or the path of a tropical cyclone formation in the Western Pacific are recorded and updated by the JTWC Here is the latest:

Text Warning

The JTWC weather forecasters present their warnings in the following warnings for the current active weather disturbance. If there is no typhoon, storm or depression, the last saved warning is presented!

We need a tool to automatically insert the warning text. In the meantime, please click on the this link:
warning

Prognostic analysis


The weather forecasters present their prognostic analysis in the following prognosis for the current active weather disturbance. If there is no typhoon, storm or depression, the last saved prognosis is presented!

We are still looking for a tool to insert the prognostic text automatically. Please click on the link
prognostic

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NOAA Satellite Images array



Here is an array of satellite images from NOAA (North Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) to have an idea on the weather which affects the SouthEast Asia including the Philippines. We have included some North American weather photos to see some interesting currrent develoments.

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Flash Animations from NOAA

Right click on the image to view on a separate browser tab some Flash animations.
You should have fast DSL connections and we dont store the animations on our own server.

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IR-AVN
IR Shortwave
IR Dvorak
IR Unenhanced
IR JSL
IR RBG
IR Functop
Rainbow
Water vapor

Versions with narrower views are also available from NOAA.

Visible
IR-AVN
IR Shortwave
IR Dvorak
IR Unenhanced
IR JSL
IR RBG
IR Functop
Rainbow
Water vapor

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JMA Analysis Chart

We do NOT store archives of the JMA Analysis Charts as it will fill up the server space! Please visit the JMA webpage link for archives of images.


JMA Analysis


Revisions.
Jan 13, 2010 First version. NOAA, JTWC images only.
Feb 08, 2010 Hongkong Observatory IR photo.
Jul 21, 2010 JMA surface analysis chart.
JUL 21, 2010 More JTWC weather reports.


References:

Disclaimer:

All images are copyright by their respective owners (agencies). We store local copies of the latest images from JTWC, HKO and JMA. The images by PAGASA and NOAA are simple links.

All previous historical images are always replaced by the latest updated copy by a cron job. The faithful blog reader is advised to store images if a history of the weather is wanted. The availability of images from weather agencies in this blog is for public service and interest only.

Wikipedia historical Pacific typhoon seasons page

This favorite web destination also keeps a history of ALL typhoons in the Pacific.
Click on the year of interest.

2013,2012,2011,2010, 2009, 2008.

Of course, the current weather disturbance is sure to have an entry in the current year.

Developer's Notes



August 1, 2011 The JTWC textual reports for the western pacific are not properly reported. We will fix this this month. Done!
We rewrote our code and now we even add the IR satellite imagery.
July 26, 2010 . We noticed that the JMA chart was not properly updated. It turns out that the program was reading an old html file which was not overwritten by a new one by wget. Fixed.
July 26, 2010 We wonder why HKO photo is not updated every hour. When I do a manual update, the latest pic is shown, when left to automatic, the displayed image is 1 hour late! ....Hmmmm. Will fix this.
September 27, 2011 The weather bulletin containing the weather forecast, wind directions, predicted isobars of PAGASA is not updated automatically by our crontab program. We are still in the process of debugging this functionality. There is nothing wrong with our page, Chrome just persists in displaying its own cached files. I think this works now (Sep 30)

JTWC text warnings may not be updated, but we leave the current display as is.

September 30, 2011 Updated with global IR from UK MetOffice and ocean surface temperature photos from NOAA.
August 2, 2012 It has been a long time that the text warning is NOT showing the updated warning for the current weather disturbance.

Disclaimer

All photos and reports were obtained from government metorological agencies and are copied or linked to this page for their intrinsic public informative interest value. We do not archive images in our server.

WARNING!

The webmaster is not a meteorologist. REFER TO YOUR OWN GOVT. WEATHER BUREAU FOR THE LATEST UPDATES!

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