Warmer weather has been felt in the country in the past days,
ahead of the onset of the summer season, state weather bureau
PAGASA said Sunday.
Temperatures peaked last week at 34 degrees Celsius in Metro
Manila and 35 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao City, amid a
break in the cold northeast monsoon or amihan, said PAGASA
meteorologist Shiela Reyes.
The country can expect the return of amihan over extreme
Northern Luzon, but its effect will gradually weaken, she
The amihan season’s looming end signals the prevalence of
weather systems associated with summer, including the ridge
of high pressure area and easterly winds, said Reyes.
This weekend, the ridge of high pressure area will bring warm
weather to Northern Luzon. The easterlies or warm and humid
air from the Pacific Ocean, meanwhile, will prevail over
Metro Manila and the rest of the country, she told DZMM.
“Iyung mga recorded po nating temperatures, ang trend po is
increasing. Inaasahan po natin na, most likely, maaaring
March po ang onset natin ng summer season o first week po ng
April,” Reyes said.
(As for the temperatures we recorded, the trend is
increasing. We expect that most likely, the summer season
will start this March or the first week of April.)
Despite the warm weather, PAGASA said localized thunderstorms
will bring cloudy skies and isolated rains in parts of the
country, but this would have no significant impact.
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DZMM, 4 March 2018