PHILIPPINES. Typhoon Ambo is the first storm in the Philippines this year. It is the strongest storm or tropical cyclone that developed from a tropical depression on May 10, 2020. The second storm in the Philippines, Butchoy, made landfall on June 11. The Philippines, in the typhoon belt, is prone to multiple storms.
Two to four typhoons expected in July. The Climatology and Meteorology division of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, or PAGASA, predicts that there will be two to four typhoons in the Philippine Area of Responsibility this month, assigned by the World Meteorological Organization for tropical cyclone monitoring in the Philippines.
Typhoons expected to increase. The second half of 2020 forecasts 10 to 17 typhoons to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility with landfall expected.
PAGASA shows the direction of the storms in the Philippines. Two of the storms will reach landfall on Luzon or Eastern Visayas. The other storms are expected to reach the Northeastern Luzon or curve out to the Pacific Ocean.