Philippines welcomes warmer days with Chedeng

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) declares the imminent termination of the Northeast Monsoon that will result to increasing number of warm days and generally good weather in most areas of the Philippines. Northeast Monsoon, cool northeast wind or the hanging amihan is the cold wind from Siberia that blows into the country usually starting October.

“The general public are advised to take precautionary measures to minimize heat stress and take note of the need in optimizing the daily use of water for personal and domestic consumption,” PAGASA said.

“However, some isolated rainshowers and thundertorms may also be expected primarily due to convective activities caused by heat island effect and/or wind convergence,” the agency noted.

Meanwhile, Typhoon Chedeng already entered Philippine Area of Responsibility. As of 10am today, it 995 KM East of Catarman, Northern Samar. “Within the next 18 hours, PAGASA will raise Public Storm Warning Signal #1 over Bicol and Samar Provinces. Hence, sea travel over these areas will be possibly suspended. It is estimated to make landfall over eastern coast of Samar, Quezon or Isabela by late Saturday (April 4) to early Sunday (April 5),” says in the agency’s weather bulletin released 11:30 pm of April 1.