More rains to fall soon over parched Mindanao: PAGASA
Rain will soon fall frequently in many parts of parched Mindanao as the El Nino weakens this month, Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) acting chief Vicente Malano said.
Malano said the month of May marks the weakening of the easterlies and gradual start of the southwest wind flow.
One tropical cyclone may enter the Philippine territory this month when afternoon or early evening thunderstorm activities are expected to increase, he said.
He said while Luzon and the Visayas will still get below to way below normal rainfall, “significant portions” of Mindanao will have “near normal to above normal rainfall conditions.”
He said a La Nina Watch is in effect as El Nino continues to weaken.
At the Senate, Sen. Loren Legarda urged government agencies and local government units to prepare for the effects of La Nina and use funds for the purpose.