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PAGASA announces onset of Amihan season



The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the country expects cooler days with the onset of Amihan season or northeast monsoon.

PAGASA added that for the past several days, strong to gale-force northeasterly winds have prevailed over Northern Luzon due to the strengthening of the high-pressure system over Siberia and enhanced by passing of low pressure areas (LPAs).

“Moreover, gradual cooling of the surface air temperature over the northeastern part of Luzon has been observed. These meteorological conditions indicate the onset of northeast (NE) monsoon (Amihan) season in the country,” the weather bureau said.

It added that the northeast wind flow is expected to gradually become more dominant over Northern Luzon, bringing cold and dry air.

“Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming months. Meanwhile, with the on-going La Nina, NE monsoon rainfall may be enhanced that could trigger floods, flash floods, and rain-induced landslides over susceptible areas,” it added.

According to the weather bureau northeast monsoon will continue to bring rains in Northern Luzon.

PAGASA added that Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Aurora, and Quezon will experience cloudy skies with rains while Ilocos Region and Cordillera Administrative Region will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

While Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

Temperature will range from 23.9 degrees Celsius to 30.6 degrees Celsius.