Tropical cyclone may enter PH this month

By Helen Flores, The Philippine Star

Posted at Mar 15 2014 08:44 AM | Updated as of Mar 17 2014 05:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines - A tropical cyclone is predicted to enter the Philippine area of responsibility this month.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)’s monthly weather outlook showed that “zero or one tropical cyclone” usually enters the country in March.

The other weather systems to affect the country this month are the northeast monsoon, low pressure areas, tail end of a cold front, ridge of high pressure areas, and the easterlies.

PAGASA expects the termination of the northeast monsoon - the weather system that brings cold weather in the country - later this month.

Slightly warmer than average air temperatures are expected in most parts of the country, except in mountainous areas of Luzon and Mindanao, PAGASA added.

PAGASA will declare the start of the summer season once the easterlies - warm air from the Pacific Ocean - become the dominant wind system.

PAGASA’s weather outlook also indicated that no El Niño event was forecast to affect the country during the dry months.