DAILY rain showers and thunderstorms occurring in several parts of the country indicate that the wet season is just around the corner, the state weather bureau said Tuesday.

Government weather forecaster Buddy Javier said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) foresees the onset of rainy season in mid-June.

Pagasa has a set of indicators before it could officially declare the start of the rainy days, which would be brought by the southwest monsoon.

The amount of rainfall for five days in one synaptic station should reach at least 25 millimeters.

The volume of rainfall should also not be less than one millimeter for three consecutive days.

Eight weather stations of Pagasa are monitoring the amount of rainfall.

These are located in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Vigan, Ilocos Sur; Dagupan City,Pangasinan; Iba, Zambales; San Jose, Mindoro; Metro Manila, Ambulong Island in Mindoro and Iloilo.

Last year, the rainy season came in the second week of June. (Jan Keanu Plantilla, UST intern)