It’s official! La Niña is back.
It’s official! La Niña is back. So what is is La Niña and what this mean for the Philippines?
La Niña is a climate pattern that describes the cooling of surface ocean waters along the tropical west coast of South America. La Nina is considered to be the counterpart to El Nino, which is characterized by unusually warm ocean temperatures in the equatorial region of the Pacific Ocean
What does this mean for you?
Well here is what happens from now to February.
The first thing that happens is the SW monsoon stops and the Northeast monsoon starts. What does this mean for the Philippines? Well it means the heavy rains are coming back. There will be more tropical cyclone formations, more LPA and typhoons, more landslides. Get ready for a wet season ahead.
Why does this happen? Because the Pacific Ocean sea surface temps off of Peru cool down and creates a circle of pressure and that pushes all the warm water towards the Philippines and Southeast Asia and that creates a high pressure system over the Asia mainland. This keeps all the LPA down into the Asia Pacific countries bring lots of moisture. Lots of storms. It’s a natural phenomenon.
So what you need to do is prepare your farms and things now. Make sure you have enough food and water, make sure you have your supplies just in case you are flooded or landslides. You need to prepare the best you can now for the coming months. Be safe. Much love! ~Kulas~