7 months PAGASA monitors 5 stations related to onset of rainy season MB
By Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz  Aside from eight weather stations, five more stations will be monitored by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) as part of the amendments to the criteria on the onset of rainy season in the country. According to PAGASA senior weather specialist Rusy Abastillas, a technical working group (TWG) analyzed rainfall and wind data to determine if the onset of rainy season associated with the southwest monsoon in the Philippines still satisfied the criteria set in 2003. (PAGASA/ MANILA BULLETIN) Results indicated that from 1961 to 2017, the criteria were not met only three ... more