The rainy season this year is likely to start in the first half of June, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

The state weather bureau said the frequent afternoon rains in some parts of the country are “precursory signs” that the wet season is coming.

“Papunta na po tayo sa transition, papunta pong tag-ulan o rainy season sa bansa,” PAGASA weather specialist Loriedin dela Cruz-Galicia said in a report by GMA News.

Currently, the easterlies, or warm air from the Pacific Ocean, is the prevailing weather system affecting the country.

In a report by, PAGASA’s Benison Estareja said that one of the indicators that country is transitioning from the dry season is the prevalence of southwesterly wind flow.IMT