Jun 102013

Now it’s official: the rainy season for this year has finally started, state weather forecasters said Monday afternoon.

PAGASA declared the start of the rainy season at 2 p.m. after noting the criteria have been met, radio dzBB’s Divine Caraecle reported.

According to PAGASA forecaster Ricky Fabregas, Tropical Storm Dante (international name: Yagi) played a major role in ushering in the rainy season by enhancing the southwest monsoon.

Fabregas also cited the almost daily thunderstorms that brought rain to Metro Manila and other parts of the country in past weeks.

On the other hand, Fabregas said that while the rainy season may be here, there may still be “breaks” where there may be no rain for two days to a week.

Earlier, PAGASA said the rainy season usually starts in the last week of May or the first part of June. — TJD, GMA News

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