PAGASA expects such dryness to begin easing around May, however, forecasting near-normal rainfall
then in most parts of Northern Luzon and Mindanao.
data from a 60-year data series (1956-2015) of the meteorological station of the Carlos Gayer Research Center (28[degrees] 53' 17" S, 51[degrees] 32' 32" W, and altitude of 707 m) in Veranopolis, were used.
Record rain seasons since 1901 were those of 1968-69 (614.4mm of rainfall
), 1929-30 (492.4mm), and 1911-12 (483.7mm).
'However, proper Dam management is recommended to avert the disastrous effects of flooding due to expected flows over the places where normal to above normal rainfall
amounts were predicted,' it said.
"[The]Tropical Cyclone Warning Signal System, which has been in effect since 1930s, is based solely on expected winds and its impact over a locality and has no relation with the accompanying rainfall
of such tropical cyclone," Malano said.
These extreme rainfall
patterns caused great human, financial and agricultural losses in entire South Asian region.
The weather advisory has also predicted light rainfall
in Islamabad, Murree, Peshawar, Chitral, Dir, Malakand, Hazara and Mardan divisions, Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan regions and light snowfall at hills.
However, southern parts of the country were likely to receive normal rainfall
this month, it added.
On Sunday, several parts of North Batinah governorate received heavy rainfall
accompanied by thundershowers and active winds, the Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA) tweeted.
was heaviest in the northwest and south, with some areas reporting totals that were 6 inches or more above normal.
Government is aware that several foreign climate prediction agencies, including Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), prepare and issue forecasts of seasonal rainfall
and IMD has access to these forecasts.
brThe winter months (Jan-March) 2018 received 62% well below normal rainfall
whereas (April-May) 2018, it was 9.9% near normal and (Jan-May) 2018, it was 44.9% below normal rainfall