July Weather Update: PH May Expect an Entrance of 2 to 3 Storms

2 or 3 storms may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility in the month of July!

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A Storm?

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The months of July to December in the Philippines are expected to have rains and storms. Further proving this point, according to a recent report made by PAG-ASA, the country shall expect 2 or 3 storms entering its premises during the month of July.

The report further revealed that according to their climatological model, most July storms pass by the Bicol region and move further north of Luzon which gives it the possibility to recurve to Japan. 

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However, it was noted that typhoons may not landfall and only pass the northern part of the country. Though the possible storms may enhance the flow of hanging habagat that can bring heavy rains to Luzon and Visayas.

The Wrath of La Niña

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After the excruciating heat brought by El Niño during the summer season in the Philippines, the country might expect more rainfalls and thunderstorms in the month of July. Signaling the entrance of El Niño ‘s sister, La Niña. 

This weather phenomenon intensifies the usual strength of trade winds opting for a wider entrance of warm water within Asia. Significantly cooling the surface temperatures of the Equatorial Pacific bringing about unusual cold temperatures within the Pacific Ocean vicinity. 

Photo from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

On July 3, at 4:00 in the morning, DOST just published a 24-hour public weather forecast. According to the report, an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) may affect the Palawan region and Mindanao, while the Easterlies will be showing visible effects in the eastern parts of the country.

— Rains and thunderstorms are coming our way, although it is an event to be glad about due to the significant drying of El Niño. We must be careful, since the rainfalls and storms might become stronger than usual. Thus, prepare ready-to-eat foods and stay safe Sugboanons!

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