Bye, cuddle weather! Warmer days ahead, says PAGASA
MANILA, Philippines – Bid adieu to your sweaters and jackets as cuddle weather will soon be over. State weather bureau PAGASA said warmer days are in the forecast for the month of March.
Most parts of the country will be slightly warmer than average, except in the mountainous areas of Luzon and Mindanao which can expect near average air temperatures.
Meanwhile, there will be less rainfall in most parts of the country, except in the eastern part where normal to above normal rainfall is expected.
The weather will bring in low pressure areas, ridge of high pressure areas, easterlies, a Northeast Monsoon, a tail end of a cold front, and at most one tropical cyclone this month.
The cool Northeast Monsoon will gradually weaken and end within the month, which will signal the start of the hot dry season Filipinos call “summer.”
During the hot dry season, temperatures can go as high as mid-30s, and humidity attains its maximum level. PAGASA said this combination of high temperature and humidity can be especially uncomfortable from March to May.
Last year, “summer” arrived mid-March.
PAGASA Acting Administrator Vicente Malano said ENSO-neutral conditions will prevail until the month of May – meaning, neither El Niño or La Niña will be present during this time. – Rappler.com
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