One of the absolute must-knows or must-haves for any traveller is an accurate information about the weather. You wouldn’t want to plan a beach outing without knowing what the weather is going to be like on your target date do you? For us Pinoys, the first thing that comes to mind when talking about weather forecasts is PAGASA or the Philippine Atmosperic, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.
PAGASA is a Philippine national institution dedicated to provide flood and typhoon warnings, public weather forecasts and advisories, meteorological, astronomical, climatological, and other specialized information and services primarily for the protection of life and property and in support of economic, productivity and sustainable development – Wikipedia
Accessing the Philippines weather forecast is easy enough. You just go to PAGASA’s website at http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/ and you can easily get REAL TIME WEATHER, FLOOD FORECAST, CLIMATOLOGY, etc., etc.. What you won’t get however are the itsy bitsy details that are so very important to travellers like; the weather for obscure Philippine locations e.g. Buenavista, Agusan Del Norte, or more importantly what’s the weather forecast for Boracay Island in the next 7 days. These are the little things that are oh so lacking in our little backyard (should I say backward?) weather institution.
Weather Forecast Resource Alternative
Of course we don’t just give up. If our local weather stations cannot give us the information that we desire, we just have to look somewhere else. And this is the resource that I found if you want a 7 day weather forecast for a certain Philippine destination:
It’s unbelievable what this site can do. It can drill down to the city or town level in the Philippines and provide its 7 day forecast. How absolutely amazing is that?
To make your life a little bit easier. I have here the link that will automatically bring you to the city/town selection page so you don’t have to exert anymore effort.
So there you go. Enjoy planning your next trip!