Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Administrator Vicente Malano, on Thursday, July 7, disclosed that two tropical cyclones may develop and enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) next week.
July signals the peak of typhoon season in the Philippines. This, according to the state weather bureau, lasts until October, when nearly 70 percent of the country’s weather disturbances develop.
“Sa datos na nakikita sa ngayon ay wala po tayong nakikitang mga sama ng panahon sa susunod na tatlong araw, pero meron tayong inaasahan after three days. Inaasahan natin na may [dalawang] bagyo na papasok sa ating PAR (From the data that we have so far, we do not see any weather disturbance in the next three days, but we are expecting the development of tropical cyclones after next three days. We expect the entry of two storms in the PAR),” said Malano in a “Laging Handa” public briefing.
These two tropical cyclones will carry the same characteristics as the two previous cyclones that the country had: Caloy which came from the West Philippine Sea and Domeng which headed towards the north.
Based on PAGASA’s data, an average of two to three tropical cyclones usually develop in July.
When asked how many tropical cyclones are still expected to enter and develop in the Philippine boundary in 2022, Malano answered at least 11 up to 14.
“Sa ngayon ay meron na tayong apat na pumasok sa ating PAR. Inaasahan natin na nasa 11 to 14 na bagyo pa ang maaaring pumasok sa PAR this year. Ang karaniwang bagyo na tumatama sa kalupaan ay madalas nasa last quarter of the year (We have so far recorded four tropical cyclones. We expect at least 11 to 14 more cyclones to enter PAR this year. Tropical cyclones that enter PAR during the last quarter of the year are usually landfalling),” Malano added.
Meanwhile, the Philippines, being the most tropical cyclone-visited country than anywhere else in the world, records an average of 20 tropical cyclones per year.