Press Release

ONSET OF THE RAINY SEASON

18 May 2022

Press Statement

DOST-PAGASA
S&T Media Service
18 May 2022, Quezon City


The presence of frontal system and the occurrence of severe thunderstorms have brought widespread rains during the last five days in areas under Type I climate and other parts of the country. Moreover, southwesterly windflow was also observed during the past few days. This satisfies the criteria of the start of the rainy season over the western sections of Luzon and Visayas.

Intermittent rains, associated with the Southwest (SW) monsoon will start to affect Metro Manila and the western sections of the country. However, breaks in rainfall events (also known as monsoon breaks), which can last for several days or weeks may still occur.

Meanwhile, the ongoing La Niña may still affect some parts of the country, which may increase the likelihood of above normal rainfall conditions in the coming months.

Despite the ongoing COVD-19 pandemic DOST-PAGASA will continue to monitor the day-to-day weather and long-term climate situation and provide updates when significant changes occur. For more information, you may reach us through the following telephone numbers: Weather Division, 82840800 loc. 805; CAD-CLIMPS, 82840800 loc. 906 or email through pagasa.climps@gmail.com


Original Signed:

VICENTE B. MALANO, Ph.D.
Administrator


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