PAGASA: More than 10 tropical cyclones expected this rainy season

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 15) — The weather bureau expects more than ten tropical cyclones to hit the Philippines this rainy season.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), in its latest tropical cyclone frequency forecast said that more tropical cyclones may enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility from June to September.

"Mas maraming moisture na na-i-ipon sa area natin kung saan nandoon tayo sa Pacific Ocean lalo na nasa bansa natin, at July, August, September. So kung yun nga, depende kung saan may maraming moisture tayo na naiipon dun sa malapit sa ating bansa o sa ating bansa, mataas ang tsansa na maraming mabubuong bagyo," PAGASA Weather Forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said.

[Translation: Because we are located in the Pacific Ocean, more moisture gathers in our area during July, August and September. So the chance of more cyclones depends on the amount of moisture in our country or near our country.]

Based on estimates, one to two tropical cyclones will enter the country this month.

For the months of July and August, PAGASA expects two to three tropical cyclones.

PAGASA expects the most number of tropical cyclones to enter the Philippines in September, estimating two to four.

The frequency of tropical cyclones is expected to wane, with two to three in October, and one to two in November.

Three tropical cyclones have already entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility as of 2019.

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