The hot sunny dry season with its slow trade winds lasts from March to May. Cyclonic storms are generated in the tract of Pacific ocean known as ‘typhoon alley’ or the ‘typhoon belt’ ,and the Philippines is located in this belt.
Where do typhoons that hit the Philippines mostly originate?
Typhoons most frequently occur on the western Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Asia near Japan.
What makes the Philippines prone to typhoons?
The Philippines 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.
Why is the Philippines prone to natural disasters?
The Philippines is one of the most natural hazard-prone countries in the world. The social and economic cost of natural disasters in the country is increasing due to population growth, change in land-use patterns, migration, unplanned urbanization, environmental degradation and global climate change.
Why is it important to be prepared before typhoons?
Typhoon travels very fast from one place to another and it is important to be alert before it comes. There would be a lot of damage because of the Typhoon and this damage includes both human as well as properties. In order to save all of them beforehand, it is important to prepare a locality before the typhoon hits.