Philippines: No ‘summer’ season according to PAGASA


March is already here and this month marks the summer point.
With the current situation of COVID-19 pandemic, you are very lucky if you haven’t scheduled your next summer getaway.
If you do, you might want to consider start cancelling or rebooking your hotel and flight bookings for you and your group’s safety.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or PAGASA again explained that “there is no ‘summer’ in the Philippines.”
The common term summer used to describe the season from March to April does not apply to the Philippines. Technically speaking, we have a “hot dry season” to experience.

You probably know that we, the Philippines only have two seasons: wet and dry.
The wet season starts in June, and finishes in November. The dry season, on the other hand, lasts from December through May.

Of course,’ summer’ sounds wonderful but we don’t have it. Then, to say “dry season” is more accurate.

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But who says you can’t have fun during dry season? You can still have the same fun experience with summer if you want to.
The sun is still there, you can still get the summer skin. The beach is still there. Summer vacation is still there.
Wait, did I just say summer vacation? Should we start calling it dry season vacation?

A netizen mentioned the Department of Education or DepEd on twitter that they should change the name for summer class to Dry Season Class.

Regardless of all the technicalities, I think the ambiguous claim is really fitting for today’s crisis as we certainly don’t have summer.

We’re staying indoors because of the community quarantine. Summer / Dry Season getaway can wait.

We can do it next year!

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