Philippines might be suffering from El Niño phenomenon this past few weeks but according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) administrator, Nathaniel Servando, three or four tropical cyclones might hit our country just this September.
Servando said, ‘cyclones normally cross Central Luzon, the Bicol region and the Visayas during September.’
Two examples of tropical cyclones were, “Ondoy” and “Pepeng”, both happened last 2009. The two mentioned tropical cyclone also happened in an El Niño season. Both of it made our country suffer due to excessive rainfalls that cause lots of flash floods and landslide in most are here in NCR.
According to Servando “60 to 70 percent probability” El Niño phenomenon will develop this year.
He said, “For the period June-July-August, the sea surface temperature anomalies were greater than 0.5 degrees Celsius.”
PAGASA earlier said that, some parts of the Philippines will begin to experience the El Niño-like weather this September. Part of Luzon, Central Visayas, so with Northern and Central Mindanao is expected to experience “below normal” rainfall this month.