PAGASA to declare summer season this March
PAGASA to declare summer season this March
PAGASA to declare summer season this March
by Ellicia Del Mundo10 March 2024

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) will be declaring the start of the warm and dry season, often referred to as the summer season, once the northeast monsoon terminates this month.

Ana Solis, officer-in-charge of PAGASA climatology and agrometeorology division, said the amihan or northeast monsoon, which brings cold temperatures, particularly in extreme Northern Luzon, is forecasted to end in the next two weeks.

"Sa mga susunod na two weeks, maaari nang mag-terminate at mag-announce officially ang PAGASA ng termination ng northeast monsoon," she said in an interview on DZRH's Huntahan on Sunday, March 10.

"Umpisa na ang warm and dry season once nag-terminate ang PAGASA ng northeast monsoon," Solis added.


As per the PAGASA official, hot and humid weather will persist during the warm and dry season. "Asahan natin na makikita ang kalangitan ay medyo mababawasan ng kaulapan. Magiging mainit at direkta ang tama ng araw sa atin."

The humid weather, Solis said, will coincide with the continued effects of the strong and mature El Niño phenomenon which has reached its peak and is now weakening.

"Bagama't nasa weakening stage, ang pag-init ng temperatura ng dagat, ngayon pa lang natin nararanasan ng matiniding temperatura nito. Magkakaroon ng signifcant reduction sa ating tubig ulan," she noted.

Since January, the PAGASA official said they have recorded 40 to 43 degrees Celsius in Camarines Sur, Capiz, Iloilo, and some parts of Cotabato City.


She advised the public to take extra precautionary measures against heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

The state weather bureau has recently raised a La Niña Watch which means there is a 55 percent chance that La Niña will develop in June, July, and August.

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