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PAGASA Says Rainy Season Likely to Start in June

More hot weeks ahead.
by Pia Regalado
20 hours ago
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The rainy season could start by mid-June, PAGASA said Friday, as millions across the country reeled from searing temperatures in the summer.

The wet season is heralded by the southwest monsoon or habagat, which will bring rainy weather to the western Philippines, said PAGASA forecaster Raymond Ordinario.

"Present na ang mga ulap sa Western Luzon area so possible up to second half o up to second week of June ay mag-start na ang ating tag-ulan," he told reportr in an interview on Friday.

Expect the hot days to persist for the rest of May, Ordinario said.

On May 14, the heat index in Dagupan City soared to a record 53 degrees Celsius, a dangerous level that raises the risk of heat stroke. On Friday, the heat index could hit 40.8 degrees in Aparri. These are the forecast for some areas of the country on the same day.

  • Dagupan - 40.3 degrees
  • Laoag - 39.3 degrees
  • Science Garden, Quezon City - 39.1 degrees
  • Sangley Point, Cavite - 38.9 degrees
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