The dry is season is coming to a close, as the transition period for the wet season or rains has started, state weather forecasters said on Monday.
“[We are in a transition period, which means from easterlies, we are heading for the southwest [monsoon]or habagat but it will still take us a few weeks before we can declare the onset of the rainy season],” weather forecaster Gener Quitlong explained.
In a separate interview, state forecaster Buddy Javier said, “[We expect the onset of the rainy season by possibly mid-June but for May, thunderstorms would still be normal, especially in the afternoon or evening].”
Meanwhile, the water level at the Angat Dam in Bulacan continues to drop, as it fell 180.2 meters, barely above the critical level for irrigation.
According to state weather bureau Philippine Astronomical Geological and Astronomical Services Administration or Pagasa, the dam’s water level as of 6 a.m., Monday, was at 180.2 meters, having fallen 0.26 meters from the day before.
Angat supplies more than 90 percent of the water needs of Metro Manila.
It has a normal high level of 212 meters.
Last year, the water supply for irrigation from the dam was cut after its water level fell below 180 meters.
Angat’s critical level for drinking water is 160 meters.