Why Do You Think the Philippines is Prone to Typhoons?

The Philippines is one of the countries prone to experience typhoons.

Typhoons in the Philippines
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Typhoons hit the country any time of the year.

Approximately, there are twenty (20) tropical cyclones entering the Philippine Area of Responsibility each year.

Every year, ten cyclones are usually expected to be typhoons while five are seen to be potentially destructive.

Among the months wherein typhoon occurrence is active is during the months of June to September.

Typhoons usually move east to west across the country, heading north or west.

According to a Time Magazine article published in 2013, the Philippines is “the most exposed country in the world to tropical storms”.

In the local language, tropical cyclones are generally called bagyo.

According to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the country is “prone to tropical cyclones due to its geographical location which generally produce heavy rains and flooding of large areas and also strong winds which result in heavy casualties to human life and destructions to crops and properties.”

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