PAGASA: Dry season officially here

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 20 2020 06:56 PM | Updated as of Mar 20 2020 06:57 PM

The Metro Manila skyline at sunsest seen from Antipolo, Rizal on March 19, 2020 amid the enhanced community quarantine. Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Expect warmer days ahead as the dry season has officially begun, PAGASA said Friday.

This, after the termination of the northeast monsoon or amihan, which is described as cold winds from the northeast that bring rains over the eastern side of the country, the state weather bureau said.

PAGASA said it noted a shift of wind direction from northeasterly to easterly over most parts of the country due to the establishment of the high pressure area over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean.

"With this development, the day-to-day weather across the country will gradually become warmer, though isolated thunderstorms are also likely to occur," it said in a statement.

"The public is advised to take precautionary measures to minimize heat stress and optimize the daily use of water for personal and domestic consumption," PAGASA added.

The onset of dry season comes as more than 50 million Filipinos are staying at home due to the enhanced community quarantine imposed in Luzon to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019.