Official announcement: Rainy season has arrived

The rainy season has officially started in the Philippines as Typhoon Aghon exits the country. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) made the declaration, stating that the southwest monsoon and recent weather patterns indicate the onset of the wet season.

PAGASA administrator Nathaniel Servando also warned of the possibility of La Niña developing in the coming months, which could bring above-average rainfall and adverse effects. Despite this, PAGASA mentioned that there may be breaks in rainfall during the season.

Typhoon Aghon left the Philippine area of responsibility but is still expected to influence the country’s weather, bringing moderate to heavy rains in certain regions. The storm has caused damage to agriculture amounting to P57.5 million, affecting rice, corn, and high-value crops.

Meanwhile, the Department of Social Welfare and Development has provided aid to around 3,000 families in Quezon province, one of the areas hit hard by Typhoon Aghon. The number of beneficiaries is expected to increase as communication is restored in more affected areas.

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