Pagasa sees at least 10 cyclones from June to November
MANILA, Philippines — At least 10 tropical cyclones are expected to hit the country from June to November this year, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Thursday.
Deputy Administrator for Research and Development Flaviana Hilario said at least one or two tropical cyclones were expected every month from June until November.
“For June po, 1 or 2. Sa July po, 2 or 3. Tapos pag August, 2 or 3. For September, 2 to 4. For October, 2 to 3 at for November po 1 or 2,” Hilario told INQUIRER.net in a phone interview.
Hilario explained that the weather bureau’s forecast had yet to distinguish whether these are tropical depression, tropical storm or a typhoon.
“Tropical cyclone, it can be depression, it can be tropical storm or it can be a typhoon. Hindi po natin nadidistinguish kasi sa forecast natin,” Hilario said.
Meanwhile, Hilario said the start of the rainy season might be declared on the first or second week of June.
“Hindi pa nasa-satisfy ang criteria for the onset based sa ating monitoring. The onset will be either during the first week or second week of June,” Hilario said. (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)
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