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PAGASA WARNS OF DANGEROUS HEAT THIS SUMMER

April is coming up fast and with that the waning of the North East Monsoon across the tropical western pacific the traditional “summer” for the Philippines will set in soon.

 

April is coming up fast and with that the waning of the North East Monsoon across the tropical western pacific the

Expected Temperatures through August (VIA CNNPH)

Expected Temperatures through August (VIA CNNPH)

traditional “summer” for the Philippines will set in soon.

 

PAGASA has taken pre-emptive measures against the incoming heat by advising residents that this years temperatures could push in to the high 30s for the Metro Manila area.

 

Vincente Malano Via the Philstar stated “The general public is advised to take precautionary measures to minimize heat stress and take note of the need to optimize daily use of water for personal and domestic consumption.”

 

This year drought has been a major problem as well, typical for a El Nino year and with this years El Nino being stronger than normal there has been a remarkable little amount of precipitation cross Luzon and Visayas since November.

 

With the El Nino still in place at least through the summer that means less than normal Tropical Cyclones and consequently less than average rainfall.

 

The “Summer Months” in the Philippines are typically at the end of the North East Monsoon but before tropical season really kicks in bringing cloud cover typically in June.  This year though it may be later than normal.

PAGASA has taken pre-emptive measures against the incoming heat by advising residents that this years temperatures could push in to the high 30s for the Metro Manila area.

 

Vincente Malano Via the Philstar stated “The general public is advised to take precautionary measures to minimize heat stress and take note of the need to optimize daily use of water for personal and domestic consumption.”

This year drought has been a major problem as well, typical for a El Nino year and with this years El Nino being stronger than normal there has been a remarkable little amount of precipitation cross Luzon and Visayas since November.

 

With the El Nino still in place at least through the summer that means less than normal Tropical Cyclones and consequently less than average rainfall.

 

The “Summer Months” in the Philippines are typically at the end of the North East Monsoon but before tropical season really kicks in bringing cloud cover typically in June.  This year though it may be later than normal.

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