PAGASA: 8 More Typhoons are Expected to Enter the Philippines This Year

PAGASA: 8 More Typhoons are Expected to Enter the Philippines This Year

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported that there are at least eight more typhoons that are expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility before the year ends.


A super typhoon may strike the country this year but it won’t be as powerful as Yolanda, said PAGASA-Visayas chief Oscar Tabada.

Tabada stated during a conference on Disaster Preparedness for La Niña under the Cebu Press Freedom Week celebration “Pero so gihapon ta mo kumpyansa. What we should watch out is the volume of water brought about by these weather disturbances. Bantayan gyud ni nato nga mga bagyo.”

Tabasa said that two to four weather disturbances are expected to hit the country this month of September.

He said, “For September, we still have the southwest monsoon (habagat), but as far as we know, there will be a transition from habagat to amihan. The wind will be colder already, since it will come from the northeastern side of the country. So there’s a big possibility that typhoons will hit us.”

“I have a gut feeling that a strong typhoon will hit Cebu. So, let us prepare for it,” Tabada added.

The citizens should be prepared, alert and vigilant, warned Baltazar Tribunalo Jr., chief of Cebu Provincial Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Office.

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