THE state weather bureau suggested that Filipinos enjoy the cool weather this month while it
lasts as higher temperatures are expected by March.
Robert Sawi, weather branch chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and
Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the northeast monsoon – the system
that brings rain and cool weather to the country – is expected to end this February.
Sawi said the public can expect gradually increasing temperatures in the coming days.
Sawi, meanwhile, said Pagasa expects a normal onset of the summer season for the areas
under Type I climate which includes Metro Manila Ilocos Region, western part of Mountain
Province, western part of Nueva Ecija, Central Luzon, Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Tarlac,
Pampanga, Bulacan, Bataan, Zambales, Occidental Mindoro, southern parts of Antique and
Iloilo, northwestern part of Palawan, and the southern parts of Negros Oriental and Negros
Areas under Type I climate have two pronounced seasons – dry from November to April and
wet during the rest of the year. Its maximum rain period is from June to September.
Although there will be rains during the dry season due to lingering La Nina phenomenon, high
temperatures are still expected during summer, Sawi said. (PIA)