Pagasa: Cooler days ahead as ‘amihan’ season starts

/ 07:02 PM October 26, 2018

Expect cooler days are up ahead as the state weather bureau announced the onset of the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan.”


“For the past several days, strong to gale force northeasterly winds has prevailed over the seaboards of Northern Luzon. Gradual cooling of surface air temperature over Northern Luzon has been observed,” the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

The “amihan” is the weather system associated with the holiday season. This replaces the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” that ended in early October.


“With these developments, the northeast wind flow is expected to further intensify and become dominant over most parts of the country, bringing cold and dry air,” Pagasa said.

“Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming days,” it added. /muf

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