WHILE some kids from the private schools trooped for the first day classes today, parents are also told to make sure the kids have enough protection from the rains as the weather bureau has officially declared the onset of the rainy season.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) at least five of their weather stations have recorder some 25 millimeters of rain in the past consecutive five days to officially push them to officially declare the rainy season.
PAG-ASA Administrator Prisco Nilo was quoted as saying that the 25 mm rains recorded in at least 5 weather stations across the country and the presence of the northwest monsoon or hanging habagat has been the main criteria to determine the onset of the rainy season.
With this, rains would be usually felt all over the country until September, when the season ends.
There are monsoon breaks however, Nilo said as he explained that there would be times without rain.
For the school kids however, there should be some provisions for the rain which may include raincoats, umbrellas, boots and extra pair of shirts. (PIA)