PAGASA declares start of Amihan season
Looks like colder days are to be expected. This is after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA announced the onset of the Northeast monsoon or “amihan”.
According to the weather bureau in a press statement, the strengthening of the high pressure system over Siberia has caused strong to gale-force northeasterly winds to prevail over Northern Luzon. PAGASA has also observed the gradual cooling in northeastern Luzon’s surface air temperature, signaling the start of amihan season.
With these conditions, surges of cold temperatures may be expected in the coming months as the northeast wind flow will become dominant over Northern Luzon and bring cold and dry air.
PAGASA Administrator Vicente Milano also warned that the amihan may also trigger floods, flash floods, and rain-induced landslides with the ongoing La Niña.
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