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La Niña looms in 2022

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said in a statement on September 20 that La Niña has a 70% to 80% chance of forming in the last quarter of 2021, then persist until the first quarter of 2022, according to climate models.


As the colder counterpart of El Niño, La Niña is an oceanic and atmospheric phenomenon that involves lower than normal temperatures on the ocean surfaces, particularly in the Central and Eastern Equatorial Pacific.


They warned that eastern sections of the country have a likely chance of experiencing floods and landslides in vulnerable areas, given that rainfall increases in these locations at the tail end of the year.


The weather agency advised all those concerned to prepare and take necessary precautionary measures to reduce La Niña’s adverse impacts.


Meanwhile, the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is expected to continue bringing cloudy skies, scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Southern Tagalog, and in several provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao.


The ITCZ is a region near the equator, where trade winds from northern and southern hemispheres come together. This presents as a band of clouds that carries rain showers and thunderstorms.


Because of this, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will continue experiencing cloudy skies with rain showers and thunderstorms until Friday.


PAGASA senior weather specialist Ariel Rojas stated that no other weather disturbance, including tropical cyclones, is expected to enter the country in the coming days.


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