Expect cold, dry air as Amihan season begins – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — Bring out those sweaters as cold and dry air will prevail in the coming days and months with the onset of the northeast monsoon or Amihan, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Friday.
The weather bureau officially announced the start of Amihan season on Thursday, October 24, and with this, Pagasa explained, northeast wind flow is expected to become dominant over most parts of the Philippines.
“Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming days to months,” Pagasa Administrator Vicente Malano said.
According to Malano, the beginning of Amihan season is marked by the strong to gale force northeasterly winds which prevail over the seaboards of Northern Luzon due to strengthening of the high-pressure system over Siberia.
Pagasa said gradual cooling of the surface air temperature has been observed for the past several days over the Northeastern part of Luzon.
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