Rainy Travel in the Philippines
Rainy Travel in the Philippines Reviews
Travel Tips for the Rainy Months Jun 29, 2011
The rainy season is early this year here in the Philippines. There have been sporadic floodings in some areas mostly in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.
During the 2nd to the 3rd week of June, typhoon Falcon coupled with incidents of tropical depression (translation: rain, lots of rain) have caused the cancellation of some domestic and international flights. Some travelers were stranded at the airport and forced to rebook flights because of the rains.
So what to do? If you are coming to Manila or any part of the Philippines in the coming weeks, please do prepare well for your travel.
It is highly suggested that first and foremost, check the weather forecasts of PAGASA through its website (http://www.pagasa.dost.gov.ph/) and tune in for updates. They may be not that accurate sometimes but it pays to get a grasp of what might happen in the coming weeks. Also, if in case bad weather interferes with your travel plans, please consult in advance with your travel agency or airline the rebooking process. We have seen travelers going frustrated with the long lines at the airport just for rebooking. There is also the strong possibility that you might be staying long hours at the airport so have a good disposition, gather lots of patience, and be calm. Tempers may rise and chaos may ensue in these situations so it is best ground yourself.
Lastly, it is best to keep your options open. If you get diverted because of some fortuitous event, have some contingency destination, link up with other TBs in the area, they might be able to help. Relax, things will work out.
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