The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the rainy season all over the country is likely to begin next week.

Sonny Pajarilla, local weather agecy chief, said that they are still monitoring the shift of the weather system and the distribution of rainfall.

“Ang official forecast natin ay maaaring next week so again, mino-monitor natin ’yong shift kasi tinitingnan natin ’yong mga weather system, at the same time yong distribution ng rainfall, yong persistence non. Ibig sabihin halos araw-araw na five days,” Pajarilla said.

Pajarilla added that PAGASA is predicting the wind direction to go up north as the concentration of rain showers is currently observed only in the province area.

He said that the rains experienced from June 1-6 are caused by the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) and rain showers are still expected to fall at the evening and 30 percent chance at dawn of Saturday.

The rains are not yet caused by southwest monsoon or Habagat, he said.

“Iyon ay dahil sa ating ITCZ, muli ay hindi pa southwest o habagat. Ang ating hangin ay nanggagaling pa sa silangan at timog-kanluran at yon nga ang convergence point ng ating easterly wind at south easterly wind ay dito sa Sulu kaya dito halos may pangungulap, dito bumabangga sa isla ng Palawan kaya may pag-ulan tayo,” he added.

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