Rainy season is here.

The state weather bureau PAGASA on Friday declared the start of the rainy season.

In a statement, PAGASA said this is due to the occurrence of “scattered to at times widespread rainfall” linked to the Southwest Monsoon.

It added that rains will continue to persist in the country, particularly in the western sections of Luzon and Visayas.

However, the bureau chief added that rainfall events may be followed by dry period — also known as a monsoon break — that could last for several days or weeks.

Rainfall conditions in Mindanao and Southern Visayas are expected to be “generally below normal,” the state weather bureau added.

However, PAGASA also said weak El Niño conditions which were felt in the tropical Pacific since the last quarter of 2018 is “likely to continue” within June, July, and August.

It also reminded the public to prepare for the impact of the rainy season.

By Bohol Island News

Your reliable source of news and content in the island and the rest of Central Visayas and Mindanao.

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