PAGASA declares that rainy season is here

Rainy season 2020 in the Philippines has arrived.

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) made a declaration on FridayJune 12, that today is the beginning of the rainy season.

PAGASA said in a statement that scattered thunderstorms, southwest monsoon or hanging habagat, and Tropical Depression Butchoy have brought a “significant amount” of rain to the western parts of Luzon and the Visayas in the last 5 days.

“This satisfies the criteria of the start of the rainy season in the areas affected by habagat which will continue to experience scattered to widespread rain and thunderstorms in the coming days,” the weather bureau said. “The public and all concerned agencies are advised to take precautionary measures against the impacts of the rainy season.”

On the other hand, PAGASA noted that there will still be upcoming dry periods, which they called “monsoon breaks” that may last up to a couple of weeks. Hence, it won’t be raining every day during the rainy season.

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