New release: “State of the 2016 Philippine Climate”

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New release: “State of the 2016 Philippine Climate”

The Oscar M. Lopez Center, together with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, is proud to announce the release of the State of the 2016 Philippine Climate report.

The State of the Philippine Climate is an annual report that provides a summary of observations of the country’s essential climate variables, as well as notable climatic and weather events. The first volume, State of the Philippine Climate: An Overview, contains a summary of long-term and latest trends and disaster statistics in the country from 1951 up to 2014. The two publications that follow detail weather and climate events that took place in 2015 and 2016.

In particular, this year’s edition gives a brief but comprehensive overview of climate indicators (e.g. temperature, rainfall, tropical cyclones, El Niño event) and the patterns, changes, and trends representing the country’s climate in 2016. Other epiphenomena stemming from weather- and climate-related hazards such as floods, landslides, and drought that transpired in 2016 are also presented.