Rainy season just 2 weeks away
The weather bureau said the country is now in transition from the dry to the rainy season as shown by the increased cloudiness and rains in the afternoon and early evening.
It said the wet season is likely to start between the last week of May and the first week of June.
Weather forecasters are also monitoring the shift to the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat,” which would bring heavy rainfall for a week.
The sign that the rainy season has started is that the rainfall level in at least five weather stations across the country should be 25 millimeters for five straight days.
In preparation for the coming of the La Nina, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is facilitating a forum on La Niña Watch, at the Iloilo provincial capitol on May 24.
A statement from USAID’s Be Secure project said one of its water experts will discuss the impacts of La Niña on water and water infrastructures.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), a Be Secure Project partner, will also give an update on El Nino and an advisory on La Niña.
Fora on the harvesting and storage of rainwater and runs-off will also be held.