Wet season now! – PAGASA

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pagasaMANILA, 10June2013  – The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration Monday officially declared the start of the rainy season in the country.

Weather Forecaster Samuel Duran said all the criteria in declaring the onset of the rainy season have been met.

Duran said the presence of southwest winds and the amount of rainfall in at least five weather bureau stations across the country had reached 25 millimeters in volume in five straight days.

“The prevailing synoptic conditions over the country are now characterized by southwesterly to westerly windflow, high humidity, presence of rain clouds and the daily occurrence of rainshowers and thunderstorms,” PAGASA said in press statement.

“With this development, enhanced rainfall is expected over the country particularly over the western section which signifies the onset of the rainy season. However, breaks in rainfall maybe expected lasting for a few days or weeks,” PAGASA added.

According to PAGASA, the country’s climate has two major “seasons,” — the rainy season from June to November, and the dry season from December to May.

PAGASA then divides the dry season into two: a cool dry season (December to February), and a hot dry season (March to May). (PNA)

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