“The Philippines has a tropical climate dominated by rainy and dry seasons. The mean annual average temperature is about 27° C. The hottest months are April, May and June with average temperatures ranging from 27.8 to 28.4° C. The coldest months are December, January and February with average temperature ranging from 26.1° C to as low as 25.5° C.”
“The Philippines is divided into four climatic types, depending on how rainfall is distributed throughout the year.
Type 1 – Two pronounced seasons, wet and dry, with maximum rain period from June to September and a dry season which lasts from 3 to 6 months.
Type II – No dry season, with a very pronounced maximum rain period that occurs in December and January.
Type III – Not very pronounced maximum rain period, with a short dry season lasting from 1 to 3 months.
Type IV – Rainfall more or less distributed throughout the year.
“Most of the eastern parts of the archipelago have Type II climate, having no pronounced dry season with rainfall maximum from November to January. Rainfall in these areas is due to both large-scale precipitation during the southwest monsoon season and orographic precipitation during the Pacific trade winds and northeast monsoon season.” ~ Climate Types in the Philippines, FAO
Bulusan has a Type II climate being located in the Bicol Region.
It simply means enjoy the rains for it is here to stay. Bear the maximum though but relish the minimum rainfall days because most of the time these are beautiful sunny days! Good morning!
Photos: Alma P. Gamil
Bulusan, Sorsogon, Philippines