PAGASA announces start of summer

Time to bring out our beach wear!

Helen Flores of The Philippine Star reports that PAGASA has officially declared the start of the summer season on Wednesday (March 26), with temperature in Metro Manila rising to 34.2 degrees Celsius.


The report explained that based on the state weather bureau's analysis, "the wind system has shifted from northeasterly (cold air) to easterly (warm and humid air). The prevalence of the easterly wind or the warm and humid air from the Pacific Ocean has prompted PAGASA to declare the onset of the dry season in the Philippines.

PAGASA acting administrator Vicente Malano said "gradual increase of the daily air temperature is expected over most parts of the country in the coming days." The weather will be mostly hot and sunny with isolated occurrence of rainshowers and thunderstorms, he added.

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