Drought in Philippines

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) states that the El Niño in the Equatorial Pacific continues to sustain its moderate strength and is recently in his mature stage. Gradual decrease in sea surface temperature is expected but still within the El Niño threshold and likely to last up to June 2010. To date, Regions I, II and XII have been experiencing dry spell conditions such as drought, increased temperature, decreased rainfall and water supply which affected agricultural productions such as rice, corn and vegetables in 165,071 hectares with estimated production loss of PhP2.4B.

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Disaster Information
Name: 
Drought in Philippines
Region: 
Regions I, II and XII
Occurance Date: 
19/02/2010