Photo: Vicente B. Malano, Ph.D., PAGASA Administrator with USec. Renato Solidum (to his right) with Flaviana Hilario, Ph.D., and Nathaniel Cruz of GMA
(This was the Press Statement issued by Vicente B. Malano, Ph.D., PAGASA Administrator during the Press Conference held at Amihan Room, Science Garden, Agham Road, Diliman , Quezon City on March 22, 2019)
The shift of wind direction from northeasterly to easterly due to the establishment of the High Pressure Area (HPA) over the Northwestern Pacific signifies the termination of the Northeast Monsoon over most parts of the country and the start of the dry season. However, the extreme Northern Luzon may still experience occasional Northeast Monsoon. With this development, the day-to-day weather across the country will gradually become warmer, though isolated thunderstorms are also likely to occur.
The on-going weak El Niño affecting large areas of the country may result in prolonged dry spell and hotter air temperatures in the coming months (until June).
The public is advised to take precautionary measures to minimize heat stress and optimize the daily use of water for personal and domestic consumption.
For more information, you may contact us at telephone numbers 434-0955, 927-1335 and 928-2031.
VICENTE B. MALANO, Ph.D.
(MegaManila Science Journalists)