Temperatures rising as summer season looms: PAGASA


Posted at Mar 04 2018 10:26 AM

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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 said.

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