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Heavy rains in Bohol amid El Nino

Heavy rains in Bohol amid El Nino

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Heavy rains in Bohol amid El Nino

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13254538_10207963247511290_2701784762795499517_nAfter almost a year of severe dry spell, isolated heavy rains drenched several towns in drought ravaged Bohol bringing much needed water to parched farmlands and replenish water reservoirs.

Heavy rainfall delighted residents in Loboc celebrating their town fiesta on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, it’s neighboring town Sevilla and Tagbilaran City.

DYRD town correspondents reported heavy rains in Sagbayan, Antequera, Ubay, Baclayon and Albur while cloudy conditions and light rains were experienced in Tubigon, Inabanga and Dagohoy.

The rains as reported by DYRD town correspondents were of intense but of short durations of two to three hours.

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However, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Atmospheric Services Administration (PAG-ASA) Administrator Vicente Malano told DYRD “Inyong Alagad” on Monday, May 23, 2016 that the thunderstorms were temporary and the hot and dry weather will be back next week.

Malano, who hails from Alburquerque said that the rains were due to an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITZ) and the initial transition to the dominant weather system in the country which is the southwest monsoon.

However, Malano warned that the dreaded La Nina, the opposite of El Nino, known to spawn torrential rains for several days has been monitored in the Pacific Ocean and will most likely hit the country at the end of the year. (Chito M. Visarra)

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