An estimate of 14 typhoons are expected to hit the Philippines this 2019.
According to Annaliza Solis, head of the Climate and Prediction Bureau of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services said that the said number is less than what we experienced last year.
In 2018, more than 22 typhoons made landfall in the country, including the latest wherein in brought massive flooding and landslides in Bicol and Eastern Visayas.
Solis said that as early as the end part of May, we will start to experience rains and in the latter weeks of June, the country will experience its first typhoon for the year.
Meanwhile, Solis also clarified that we may not be experiencing El Nino this year.
If the temperature in February will start to spike up, then there is a possibility that El Nino will hit the country. But as of the moment, Solis insisted that we continue to experience cold temperature brought by the Northeast monsoon (Amihan) and is expected to last until the end of February.
Solis explained that the El Nino watch is still raised because a slight drought is being felt in Western Visayas and Western Mindanao.