Dry season is about to end. Are you weather-ready?


Andreas Klippe no responses June 3, 2019

Scattered rains and thunderstorms brought floods to parts of Metro Manila and across the country the past weeks – an indication of the dry season’s end and the onset of the rainy season.

The rains are caused by various weather conditions:

  1. A frontal system or boundary between air masses that drenched and will continue to prevail over large parts of the country
  2. The southwesterly surface wind flow felt over Region 4A and Western Visayas and,
  3. localized thunderstorms that bring cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms.

cars and man riding a bike in the rain
Consecutive days of rain continue to dampen large swaths of the country. (Photo courtesy: Pixabay)

Despite the frequent rains, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that it not yet time to declare the beginning of the rainy season.

PAGASA said that the rain showers we experience indicate that we are nearing the rainy season and that we are in the transition between the dry and rainy season.

There are criteria that must be met before declaring the onset of the rainy season. PAGASA’s chief meteorological officer Jose Estrada Jr. said,

“Despite the southwest monsoon, commonly known as ‘Habagat’, has begun to kick in, the localized thunderstorms are still the culprit behind the rains we experience.”

According to the state weather bureau, it is expecting the arrival of southwest monsoon or “habagat’” in the second week of June. By then, PAGASA will most likely declare the official start of the rainy season.

Are you weather-ready?

Soon enough, gone will be the suffocating heat of the dry season. Usually, that season is the best time to gear up and prepare for the troubles that the rainy season may bring.

In a country like the Philippines, floods are no longer a stranger, especially when it’s that time of the year again. Some cities in the country, especially in parts of Metro Manila, already get flooded even at the slightest amount of rainfall.

people in flood
Flooding is one of the Philippines’ major problems.

As the wet season approaches, it is important for each of us to be prepared for what this season brings. The thunderstorms and rain showers we experience during the transition between the dry and rainy season are only teasers of what lies ahead.

As flooding is one of the country’s major problems, you and I are both aware of the hazard, the cost, and the consequences that it leaves behind. Some have their properties damaged and destructed, some have their businesses spending thousands to millions just to repair damages, and some even lose lives to floods.

Flood specialists like me need not warn you, because as I have said in my previous blog posts, preparation is a must. The rainy season is not yet here, so make use of your time wisely.

Not too late to prepare!

Filipinos know all too well what happens after a perilous flood. The dry season is about to end, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to prepare to gear up and protect your hard-earned properties and lives against floods.

Girl under the pouring rain
The rainy season is fast approaching and will be here anytime soon. (Source: Pixabay)

There are traditional methods for flood management but honestly, I think it’s time to ditch the sandbags. There are better flood control solutions that really work well in living up to its claims.

The decision is all up to you. Will you wait until calamities would take away what’s yours? Or will you start making a difference by bringing total protection in your homes and businesses? Warning: include(/index.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /kunden/415213_61250/fc/fca-assets/plugins/social-share-button/includes/class-shortcodes.php on line 41

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Andreas Klippe

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Andreas Klippe is founder of the Asian Center for Flood Control located in Clark Freeport Zone, Philippines.

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