Public Storm Warning System (PSWS)
What prevailing wind systems greatly affect the seasons in the Philippines?
The Philippines is affected by two monsoon systems, the SW monsoon and the NE monsoon in summer and winter, respectively. … Wind from East-North-East direction is predominant all over the Philippines, except in northern Luzon Island where slight southerly component is found.
What is Type 2 climate?
Type II climate is when there is no dry period at all throughout the year, with a pronounced wet season from November to February. … Generally, there is reduction in rainfall in most parts of the country during the summer (MAM) season.
What is Amihan in Tagalog?
Amihan (mythology) is a bird in the Philippine mythology. According to the Tagalog folklore, Amihan is the first creature to inhabit the universe, along with the gods called Bathala and Aman Sinaya. In the legend Amihan is described as a bird that saves the first human beings, Malakas and Maganda, from a bamboo plant.
Which of the following is a factor that affects the season of the Philippines?
There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season, based upon the amount of rainfall. This is also dependent on location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year (see Climate types).
Which part of the Philippines does the habagat affect the most?
‘Habagat’ continues to affect PH — Pagasa
Weather specialist Grace Castañeda told The Manila Times that habagat will continue to bring rains in most part of the country for the next five days. Affected areas are the Ilocos Region, Zambales, Bataan, and Occidental Mindoro.
What is Amihan season?
During the amihan season, the northeasterly winds become prevalent, bringing cold and dry air over most parts of the country. It usually reaches its peak between December and February. Abastillas also said that the tail-end of a cold front will prevail during the northeast monsoon.
What places in the Philippines have type 2 climate?
The western parts of Luzon, Mindoro, Negros and Palawan experience this climate. These areas are shielded by mountain ranges but are open to rains brought in by Habagat and tropical cyclones. Type II—characterized by the absence of a dry season but with a very pronounced maximum rain period from November to January.