Giingong sayop nga forecast sa PAGASA gipasusi ni PNoy

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, July 28 (PIA)–IPASUSI ni Presidente Benigno Aquino III kun nasayop ba gayud ang forecast sa PAGASA tungod kay giingong wala dayon giapil sa storm signal ang Bicol Region nga maoy sentro sa bagyo.  Kahinomduman nga niadtong Martes, gisaway ni Albay Gov. Joey Salceda ang PAGASA tungod sa kapakyas niini paghatag og saktong pahibalo sa bagyong Juaning nga maoy hinungdan sa pagkamatay sa 10 katawo sa lalawigan apil sa sa iyang inahan.

Tungod niini, gise-guro gahapon sa Presidente nga magbaton og mas daghang automated weather stations ang PAGASA aron makahatag kini og real-time weather situation reports sa publiko.  Sa pagbaton og mas daghang AWS, mas daling masukod ang rainfall, wind speed, air pressure, wind direction, relative humidity, air temperature ug uban pang weather parameters nga gamiton sa PAGASA. (PIABohol/ecb)

Cooler summer this year – PAGASA

THIS year’s summer season is expected to be cooler than last year due to the prevailing La
Niña phenomenon.

Robert Sawi, weather section chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and
Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the La Niña event is likely to bring
rains in the country during the summer months of April and May.

“Precisely this coming summer season will be cooler than last year… the (La Niña) rains
could slightly disperse heat,” he said.

Sawi said Pagasa expects the highest daytime temperature to reach 35 degrees Celsius this
year, compared to the 39 degrees Celsius recorded last year in Isabela province.

Pagasa earlier warned the country might experience a wet summer this year because of the
La Niña.

Sawi, however, clarified this does not mean it will be raining the whole summer. “We can
expect more rainy days (this summer) compared to the normal,” he said.

La Niña refers to the abnormal cooling of the sea surface temperature in the equatorial
Pacific and is characterized by excessive rainfall. (PIA)

Cool weather ends this month

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)

PAGASA: Expect a ‘rainy’ summer

Filipinos can expect a short and wet summer this year due to the heavy rains to be brought by the La Niña weather phenomenon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said Monday.
PAGASA officer-in-charge Graciano Yumul Jr. said Monday the “dry” part of summer is likely to last between April and the first half of May only.
After the summer, he said the public may have to brace for cyclones that he said may be intense.
La Niña is a weather phenomenon characterized by heavy rains and lower temperatures.
PAGASA earlier said it expects 20 to 22 cyclones to hit the country this year.
Yumul appealed anew to the public to help protect PAGASA’s weather detection and monitoring equipment, following the recent theft of such items in Pangasinan.
He made the appeal even as he said PAGASA hopes to complete the installation of seven Doppler radars nationwide this year. (PIA/PAGASA)

Cold spell to last until February: PAGASA

Baguio City, Metro Manila, and other parts of the country will continue to feel the cold spell
until February, a weather forecaster said Wednesday.

Robert Sawi, senior forecaster of state weather bureau PAGASA in a radio interview said that
the northeast monsoon, locally known as the “hanging amihan,” is causing the temperature

He said the phenomenon will last until the middle of February.

Sawi expects the summer of 2011 to be rainy because of the La Niña phenomenon. (PIA)