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PAGASA Confirms Onset of Philippines’ Warm and Dry Season: What to Expect

The Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA) has declared the onset of the warm and dry season in the country. The season is predicted to last until May, with warmer temperatures and varying rainfall patterns expected throughout the nation.

Expect rise in temperature

Over the next few months, we can expect a significant rise in temperatures as the country transitions from the cooler months. Rainfall will be primarily influenced by easterly winds and localized thunderstorms, as opposed to the more widespread precipitation experienced during the wet season. These weather patterns are typical for this time of year and are a clear indication that the warm and dry season has arrived.

Take precautionary measures

The public is urged to take precautionary measures to minimize the effects of heat stress on their health and daily activities. This includes staying hydrated, wearing light and breathable clothing, and avoiding exposure to direct sunlight during peak hours. The elderly, young children, and those with pre-existing health conditions should be particularly vigilant about staying cool and comfortable during this period.

Take care of your health

In addition to safeguarding personal health, the public is also encouraged to optimize water usage for both personal and domestic consumption. As water resources may become more scarce during the dry season, it is essential to practice water conservation methods. This can include reusing water for multiple purposes, fixing leaks promptly, and using water-efficient appliances and fixtures.
DOST-PAGASA will continue to monitor weather conditions closely and provide timely updates to the public. The agency also urges citizens to stay informed about weather developments by regularly checking its official website and social media channels for the latest information.
The warm and dry season is a yearly occurrence in the Philippines, typically characterized by higher temperatures and reduced rainfall. As the country braces for this seasonal shift, it is crucial for individuals and communities to be prepared and to take the necessary precautions to ensure their well-being and the efficient use of resources during this period.

Source: PAGASA

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