Press Release

TERMINATION OF THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON

15 October 2021

PRESS STATEMENT
DOST-PAGASA S & T Media Service
Quezon City

TERMINATION OF THE SOUTHWEST MONSOON

Recent analyses over the past few days show that the Southwest Monsoon (SWM) has significantly weakened. In addition, the strengthening of the high pressure area over mainland Asia and the expected northeasterly surge over Northern Luzon within the next five days confirms the gradual changing of the season.

With these developments, the SWM season, locally known as "Habagat", is now officially over. This means that the season in the Philippines is now in the process of transition, which will lead to the gradual onset and progression of the Northeast Monsoon (NEM) in the coming weeks.

The on-going La Nina may enhance the NEM which could trigger flooding and rain-induced landslides over vulnerable areas. Therefore, all concerned government agencies and the public are advised to take precautionary measures to mitigate the potential impacts of these events.

Original Signed:

VICENTE B. MALANO, Ph.D.
Administrator


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