The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has announced the end of Northeast Monsoon and the official start of the dry season in the Philippines on Friday, March 26, 2021.
According to a press release by the weather agency, the gradual shift of wind direction from northeasterly to easterly over most parts of the country due to the formation of the High-Pressure Area (HPA) over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean is an indication that the Northeast Monsoon responsible for the rains and thunderstorms felt in the first quarter of the month is over.
This also signifies the start of the dry season and warm temperatures in the country, which will gradually become warmer on a day-to-day basis. However, isolated thunderstorms are also likely to occur.
PAGASA advises the public to optimize the daily use of water for personal and domestic consumption to minimize heat stress which can be caused by the warm temperatures in the next coming days.