Press Release

Preparation for Warm and Dry Season

23 March 2021

Press Statement
DOST-PAGASA
S&T Media Service

Recent observations from several PAGASA stations showed a gradual increase in daily temperature over most parts of the country. Wind and pressure analyses also indicate the slowly shifting direction of prevailing winds from northeasterly to easterly, the weakening of the high-pressure area in mainland Asia, and the gradual strengthening of the North Pacific High. Considering that these changes in wind patterns and pressure systems are consistent with the changes in wind patterns and pressure systems are consistent with the changing seasons, the Northeast Monsoon season will likely be over by the end of the week. Furthermore, the prevailing weather condition over the country signifies the eventual coming of warm and dry season.

In the coming days, the number of dry and warm days across the country will gradually increase, through isolated thunderstorms are also likely to occur, especially in the afternoon or evening hours. The sea condition of the coastal waters will remain mainly light to moderate due to the prevalence of the easterlies.

Meanwhile, the on-going La Niña is weakening but may still affect some parts of the country, which may significantly result in above normal rainfall conditions for the month of March.

Due to the warm and dry weather conditions, the public and all concerned government agencies are advised to take precautionary measures to minimize heat stress, optimize the daily use of water for personal and domestic consumption, and prevent any accompanying health risks associated with this climate condition.

Despite the on-going community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, DOST-PAGASA will continue to monitor the day-to-day weather and long-term climate situation and provide updates when significant changes occur.

For more information, you may contact the Climatology and Agrometeorology Division (CAD) through the Climate Information & Prediction Section (CLIMPS) at Tel. Nos. (02)8284-0800 loc. 906.

Original Signed:

VICENTE B. MALANO, Ph.D.
Administrator


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