Up to four tropical cyclones may hit the country this month of June. According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather specialist Ariel Rojas, in an article by Philippine Star, ‘cyclones that develop over the Pacific Ocean in July either recurve or return to the Pacific, sideswipe the northern part of Luzon or hit landmass in northern, central, or southern Luzon.
“These are the general tracks of the cyclones that entered the country between 1948 and 2017,” states PAGASA weather specialist Ariel Rojas. Rojas also added that cyclones that ‘do not make landfall and pass the eastern section of Luzon could enhance the southwest monsoon or habagat and bring rains over the western section of Luzon’.
He also added that around 10 to 14 cyclones are expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility between July and December.
Moreover, in an article by Manila Bulletin, it was reported that July would mark the start of the peak season for typhoons in the country. It was confirmed by Ana Liza Solis, Chief of the Climate Monitoring and Prediction Section of PAGASA. Moreover, tropical cyclones are likely to make landfall over southern and northern Luzon or veer to the east away from the country.