Released data by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) by the end of March that is likely that 10 provinces may experience drought, and 41 others undergo a dry spell.
Numbers are probable to rising further by the end of April with more 22 areas to experience drought, and 42 to have dry spells.
As of February 28, PAGASA reported that five areas were projected to have already taking in drought: Ilocos Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Maguindanao, Sibugay, and Sulu.
Luzon, in its majority, is predicted from measurements to have the most areas with drought and dry spell.
Eleven areas already experienced dry spells: Ilocos Sur, La Union, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Romblon, Palawan, Catanduanes, Aklan, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Occidental, and Tawi-Tawi.
Metro Manila, Bulacan, Kalinga, Benguet, Cagayan, and Pangasinan are all geo-tagged by PAGASA with the likelihood to experience a dry spell or drought, which could mean distress as main dams of water are located in said areas – among them Angat, La Mesa, Ambuklao, Magat, and San Roque.