As of Wednesday, May 15, 2019 we’ve had some welcome sporadic rain showers across our island province. With only one day of rain in April and our two wells running low, we were extremely happy to see these brief showers. Consequently I’m slapping this post with the title: “Remarkable Rain Ricochets across Guimaras.”
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) is the Philippine’s national weather service. PAGASA has issued a dire warning for our region: “Harsh April El Niño for Guimaras & Western Visayas.” We’ve already instituted strict water conservation measures for our home in Guimaras.
With the approaching El Niño predicted by the Philippines weather service, water rationing is a possibility. Therefore, the upcoming El Niño means good water conservation. First of all, we have two wells on our 1,250 square meter property. Both wells are covered as seen in the following photos.
The island province we call home, Guimaras, may be in for another “state of calamity.” The National Weather Service of the Philippines, PAGASA, has a dire prediction. “Upcoming 2019 El Niño Assault Predicted.”
The rainy season has officially begun in the Philippines. PAGASA, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration made the announcement on Tuesday, May 30. Last year’s rainy season began six days earlier on May 24. PAGASA is the national weather bureau of the Philippines.
I haven’t done much of anything since retiring to the Philippines over six years ago with my lovely asawa, The Sainted Patient Wife. I’ve been on a perpetual vacation for years but my hardworking spouse never takes a break. That’s why I decided she deserved some adventures in Cebu City, like shopping at the new SM Seaside Mall, the fourth largest SM in the Philippines. My wife also expressed a desire to visit the Chocolate Hills in Bohol, someplace neither one of us has been.
The island province we call home, Guimaras, is officially in a “state of calamity” due to the El Niño weather phenomenon. El Niño is a large-scale meteorological phenomenon that develops in the Pacific Ocean. It is commonly associated with drought in the Philippines. The Provincial Board of Guimaras issued the declaration of the state of calamity based on studies showing that the phenomenon has caused some damages worth P91 million, USD 19.6 million, mostly in rice crops, in the province.