Pagasa: PH expecting 1 tropical cyclone this March

Pagasa: PH expecting 1 tropical cyclone this March

/ 07:24 AM March 01, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — For this month, one tropical cyclone is expected to form or enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) or none at all, state meteorologists said on Friday.

“Ngayong Marso ay mababa pa rin ang tiyansa na nagkakaroon tayo ng mga bagyo pero posible pa din ito,” said Benison Estareja, weather specialist of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), said in a public weather forecast.


(This March, the chances of having tropical cyclones are still low, but it is still possible.)


“For this month, zero or one po na bagyo ang posible (tropical cyclone is possible),” Estareja added.

The country has yet to have a tropical cyclone forming or entering within PAR.

Estareja said the tropical cyclone would be named “Agaton” should it occur this March.

Pagasa data showed that March and February recorded the least frequent occurrence of tropical cyclones, with an average of 0.3 from 1948 to 2023.

READ: Just 1 tropical cyclone seen in Feb or none at all – Pagasa

The country experiences most tropical cyclones in July, with an average of 3.2 within the same period.

Due to its geographical location, the Philippines is prone to tropical cyclones, which generally produce heavy rains and flooding that could result in heavy casualties to human life and destruction of crops and properties.

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