El Niño may last until August, says PAGASA

May. 06, 2015

DAVAO CITY – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration XI (PAGASA) said that dry season will last until August this year.

PAGASA Chief meteorological officer Engr. Gerry Pedrico said that the Davao region will continue to feel the effects of the El Niño phenomenon, despite the rains that the region is experiencing.

On its website, PAGASA said that El Niño is characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific (CEEP).

Despite the phenomenon, the rainfall amount in the region is increasing caused by localized thunderstorms.

“Posible lang gihapon moulan kada-hapon kay naga-develop karon ang cloudiness like cumulonimbus clouds or thunderstorms. Posible mahitabo karong hapon o karong gabii (It is still possible to experience rains every afternoon because of the development of cloudiness, like cumulonimbus clouds or thunderstorms. It is possible to experience that this afternoon or tonight),” Pedrico said.

PAGASA advised all concerned agencies to take precautionary measures to mitigate the potential impacts of this phenomenon.

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