By Alexandria San Juan
Temperatures are expected to drop in the coming days as the state weather bureau announced on Friday that the northeast monsoon or “amihan” season has officially begun.
In a statement, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) Administrator Dr. Vicent Malano said strong to gale force northeasterly winds now prevails over the seaboards of Northern Luzon due to the strengthening of the high pressure system over Siberia.
Manalo added that there was a gradual cooling of the surface air temperature over the Northeastern part of Luzon.
“These meteorological conditions indicate the onset of northeast monsoon or ‘amihan’ season in the country,” Malano stated.
The amihan is the weather system associated with the Yuletide season. This replaces the southwest monsoon or “habagat” which ended early October.
With the start of the amihan season, public can expect cooler and drier days ahead as the northeast wind flow will become dominant over most parts of the country.
“Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming days to months,” Manalo added.