MANILA, Philippines—The total amount of rainfall dropped by the enhanced southwest monsoon and tropical storm Maring was double than that of tropical storm Ondoy back in 2009, according to data from the state-run weather bureau.
A total of 1120.2mm of rainfall was recorded in Sangley Point, Cavite from August 17 to August 21 brought by Maring’s enhanced southwest monsoon, according to figures from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Climate Data Section.
In comparison, Sangley Point only received 243.8mm of rainfall during Tropical Storm Ondoy which lasted for four days in September 2009 and 787.8mm from the August 2012 Monsoon, more commonly referred to as “Habagat 2012” that lasted for three days.
Ondoy had dumped 341mm of rain in Science Garden within six hours and 455mm for the entire day of September 26, 2009.
The normal monthly rainfall in Sangley Point during the month of August is 475mm.
A total of 819.9mm of rainfall was recorded in Port Area, Manila, from Maring and the southwest monsoon, according to Pagasa.
The same rainfall recording station measured 347.8mm of rain during Ondoy and 529.8mm during Habagat 2012.
The normal monthly amount of rain in Port Area for the month of August is 432.4mm.
In the Science Garden rainfall recording station in Quezon City, Maring and the southwest monsoon brought 691.8mm of rainfall from Aug 17 to 21.
Habagat 2012 brought the most rain to Science Garden with 1007.4mm of rain while Ondoy dumped 556.1mm of rain.
The average monthly rainfall in Science Garden for August was 504.2mm
Tropical storm Maring and the enhanced southwest monsoon caused at least 17 deaths and at least P78 million in damage to agriculture and infrastructure.
More than a million people were affected by the rains and floods from tropical storm Maring.