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New Release: State of the 2017 Philippine Climate


The State of the 2017 Philippine Climate is now in circulation. The annual report provides a summary of observations on the country’s climate variables as well as notable climate and weather-related phenomena and is produced by the OML Center in partnership with the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The latest report gives an overview of climate indicators (e.g. temperature, rainfall, ENSO, tropical cyclones) and the patterns, changes, and trends representing the country’s climate in 2017. The report’s key findings are the following: a) above normal temperature conditions, making 2017 the 10th hottest year in the Philippines since the 1950s, b) above normal annual and monthly precipitation, c) 22 tropical cyclones that had entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility, and d) a weak La Niña event during the last quarter of 2017.

This year’s report is the 4th publication of this nature. The 1st report issued in 2014 summarized the climate trends and disaster statistics from 1951 to 2014, whereas the two succeeding publications detailed the weather and climate events of 2015 and 2016.

To download The State of the 2017 Philippine Climate for free, go to this link.