The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declared on March 16 that the start of the country’s dry season or what we call “summer” has arrived.
“Recent analysis indicated the retreat of the high pressure area over Siberia, weakening the associated northeasterly winds and decreasing sea level pressure in the country,” said Vicente Malano, PAGASA.
Malano also advised the public to take precautions to avoid heat stress and to maximize daily water usage for personal and domestic purposes.
The Amihan period is the cool dry season in the Philippines, which lasts from December to February, and the dry and hot season lasts from March to May.
Malano claimed that the northeast monsoon’s will bring cold and dry air to the country, along with easterlies or warm air from the Pacific Ocean, meant the end of the northeast monsoon and the beginning of the dry season and hot weather.
Whereas the weather would be primarily dry, rain showers might be experienced, which might be caused by easterlies and localized thunderstorms. Easterlies are hot winds from the Pacific Ocean.
There is no such thing as “summer” in the Philippines, as there are only two seasons: wet and dry.
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