Weather bureau, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, (Pagasa) announced that warmer temperatures are coming in the next few months, the end of the northeast monsoon or amihan season and the beginning of the warm and dry season in the country.

The warm and dry season is expected to last until May, the weather bureau announced. 

Rainfall, on the other hand, across the country will be triggered mostly by easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Pagasa noted that the recent analyses manifest a retreat of the high pressure area over Siberia, weakening the northeasterly winds and increasing the air temperature over most parts of the country.

The state weather bureau added that the strengthening of the North Pacific High has also resulted in a gradual shift in the wind pattern from northeasterly to easterly.

Pagasa weather specialist Chris Perez said in a public briefing that the country may experience normal weather conditions from March to June. 

“Sa ngayon, ang projection natin in terms of rainfall bago mag El Niño ay halos near normal to above normal sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng ating bansa. Pero, pag dumating na ang El Niño, magkakaroon tayo ng bagong projections, then likely, posibleng makaranas talaga ng mas mababang amount ng rainfall ang ilang bahagi ng bansa,” he said.


Ronald Espartinez