It’s official: Philippine summer for 2013 is upon us. According to PAGASA: “The establishment of the Ridge of North Pacific High Pressure Area that extended over Luzon has shifted the wind direction to easterly and southeasterly and the gradual increase of observed daily temperature recorded in most parts of the country signifies the recession of the Northeast Monsoon. Weather conditions will be mostly sunny associated with warm and humid air in most parts of the country aside from isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms particularly over the eastern section of Visayas and Mindanao.”
If that press release from PAGASA gave you a headache, it simply means that summer has officially started for those in the Philippines. PAGASA forecaster Ricky Fabregas, reports say, declared that “the end of the northeast monsoon will bring “cloudless” skies that will bring hot weather.” Enjoy the summer season!