DAVAO CITY— State weather bureau PAG-ASA has officially declared Wednesday March 26 as the start of dry season in the country.

In its recent weather bulletin released today, PAG-ASA said the northward migration of the Siberian High Pressure Area and the establishment of the Ridge of North Pacific High Pressure Area that extended to the north of the country has shifted the wind direction from northeasterly to easterly.

“These synoptic conditions signified the recession of the Northeast Monsoon. Gradual increase of the daily air temperature is expected over most parts of the country in the coming days and weather conditions will be mostly hot and sunny associated with warm and humid air with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms, particularly, over the eastern section,” the PAGASA bulletin said.

PAGASA forecaster Ricky Fabregas in a television interview said that the end of the northeast monsoon will bring “cloudless” skies that will bring hot weather.

He added that strong easterly winds will prevail, particularly, over the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao with occurrence of moderate to rough coastal waters. (Mart D. Sambalud/davaotoday.com)

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