Pagasa: Still low chance that dry season will start in PH

Daphne Galvez 03/17/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines is yet to enter the dry season even though warmer temperatures are to be expected in the coming days, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Wednesday. Pagasa senior…

MCWD tells Cebuanos to conserve water

Doris C. Bongcac 04/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  The Metro Cebu Water District (MCWD) is asking Cebuanos to start conserving water following a drop in their water supply due to the dry season. In a Facebook post on Wednesday morning, April…

300 linear ponds filled for summer –City Agriculture

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/10/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Agriculture said there are 300 linear ponds in the 28 mountain barangays in Cebu City that have been filled with water in preparation for the summer season. Engineer Joel Baclayon,…

BREAKING: March 9 is hottest day in Cebu, so far

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Temperature in Cebu reached the 32 degrees Celsius mark on Monday, March 9, which the weather bureau considered as the hottest day in the island so far for 2020. The Mactan Bureau of…

Is it ‘summer’ yet? Pagasa sees warmer days ahead

Rosalie Abatayo 03/08/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — It is almost that season when you would long for the beach or some cold drinks to keep your cool. The state weather bureau said the temperature in the Visayas, particularly Cebu, might…

MCWD makes preparations for start of dry season

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/06/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The rainy season is ending in two months and the Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) is expecting another critical season as the start of the dry season draws near. As of February 6,…

MCWD says no new lines in El Niño-hit barangays

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 03/21/2017

The Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) suspended installation of new connections to 27 areas in Metro Cebu which have yet to recover from last year’s El Niño dry spell. “Our stand here is we want to protect…

Rain

Raymund Fernandez 06/21/2016

And so we remember how welcome rain is after being so long without it. The world was becoming so warm it became almost impossible for us to sleep unless we turned on the air-conditioning. Not that I…

Cebu City under state of calamity

Izobelle T. Pulgo, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 04/13/2016

The Cebu City Council declared a state of calamity on Wednesday after the prolonged drought destroyed P13.4 million worth of crops and affected the city’s water supply. The declaration stemmed from the recommendation of Councilor Dave Tumulak…

Capitol mulls calamity status in province due to dry spell

Carmel Loise Matus 04/07/2016

Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III is considering to declare  a state of calamity in the province to prepare for contingency measures in dealing with the worsening dry season. Budget officer Danilo Rodas said they have P34 million…

Below normal rainfall seen in April

Inquirer 03/10/2014

SUMMER will start on the third week of March, same as last year,  but rainfall will be  “way below normal” in April, according to the state weather bureau. Another pattern to watch out for is the El…

El Niño may develop in May

AP 03/10/2014

WASHINGTON  — U.S. federal forecasters predict a warming of the central Pacific Ocean this year that will change weather worldwide. The warming, called an El Nino, can mean an even hotter year coming up and billions of…

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