The government’s weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) expects dry conditions to prevail in Metro Manila during the next three months.
Latest forecast of PAGASA shows that in Metro Manila, 26 of February’s 28 days this year will be dry.
The agency also forecasts Metro Manila to experience 27 dry days out of the total 31 days in March.
The trend will likely continue in April when PAGASA expects 24 dry days out of this month’s total 30 days.
Dry day is defined as a day with less than 1.0 millimeter of rain, PAGASA noted.
Data from PAGASA further indicate possible below-normal rainfall in Metro Manila during the reference months.
The agency says most parts of the country can possibly experience near-normal rainfall in February “except western and central Luzon and eastern Samar that will likely experience below- to way-below normal rainfall.”
Metro Manila is among areas along western Luzon.
“March 2015 is expected to have below- to near-normal rainfall,” PAGASA continues.
The agency’s forecast for April 2015 is generally below- to near-normal rainfall with some patches of way-below normal rainfall over portions of northern Luzon areas.
PAGASA also sees a “slim chance” for the country to experience a tropical cyclone in February.
Between zero and one tropical cyclone can be expected in each of March and April, PAGASA adds. PNA