PAGASA officially declares onset of the rainy season

MANILA, Philippines – State weather bureau PAGASA on Friday, June 4, officially declared the onset of the rainy season this year.

PAGASA officially declares onset of the rainy season

In a press statement, PAGASA said the "passage of Tropical Storm Dante and the occurrence of widespread rainfall monitored by PAGASA in the last five days for areas under Type I climate confirm the onset of the rainy season."

The agency advised residents in areas over the western part of the country, including Metro Manila, to brace for "intermittent rains, associated with the Southwest (SW) monsoon."

PAGASA aded that the probability of near to above normal rainfall conditions is high in the next two months (June-July). However, breaks in rainfall events (also known as monsoon breaks), which can last for several days or weeks, may still occur.

The weather agency earlier said 11 to 15 Tropical Cyclones are expected to enter/develop in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) during the forecast period (June – November 2021).

  • June 2021: 1 to 3
  • July 2021: 2 to 4
  • August 2021: 2 or 3
  • September 2021: 2 or 3
  • October 2021: 2 or 3
  • November 2021: 2 or 3

"PAGASA will continue to closely monitor the situation and updates/advisories shall be issued as appropriate. The public and all concerned agencies are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts of the rainy season," the agency further noted.

— The Summit Express

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