The Amihan has officially started according to PAGASA. Photo courtesy from the Inquirer.
The country may expect surges of cold temperatures in the coming months as weather bureau PAGASA announced the onset of the northeast monsoon or "Amihan" season.
In a statement released by PAGASA, strong to gale-force northeasterly winds have prevailed over Northern Luzon because of the strengthening of the high-pressure system over Siberia.
“The northeast wind flow is expected to gradually become more dominant over Northern Luzon, bringing cold and dry air. Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming months,” said PAGASA.
PAGASA also said that with the ongoing La Niña, the Amihan may enhance and trigger floods, flash floods, and rain-induced landslides over susceptible areas.
"Therefore, all concerned government agencies and the public are advised to take precautionary measures to mitigate the potential impacts of these events," said PAGASA.