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norm

something that ought to happen. Associated primarily in modern times with KELSINIAN JURISPRUDENCE, the dictum ‘law is the primary norm that stipulates the sanction’ indicates what is meant by a norm. Kelsen's theory of concretization describes the process of tracing the norm, which makes an official apply the sanction to the ultimate justification for it, the grundnorm.
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Ms Jansen highlighted that the country should anticipate normal to above normal rains in the second half of the season from January to March with the north and southwest being particularly above average with temperature continuing to be higher than normal over the west but normal to below over the north and central areas.
The amount of monthly precipitation will be close normal (12-23 mm).
By March, most of Luzon will likely receive below normal rainfall, and by April, generally way below to below normal rainfall is seen in most of Lu-zon and Visayas and near normal in Mindanao.
Below normal rainfall will be experienced in most parts of Luzon and generally near normal over the Visayas and Mindanao by December.
These are all useful perspectives, but the question of What is Normal? remains unasked.
The average temperature in the country is likely to be slightly above normal during the month.
"The consensus means temperature outlook for the season indicates an increased likelihood of warmer to normal temperatures over much of the eastern parts, normal to cooler than normal temperatures over central parts and cooler to normal temperatures in the western areas of the region," he added.Mr Ambenje said an episodic heavy rainfall event leading to flash floods might occur in areas with an increased likelihood of near to below normal rainfall.
Region Temperature Outlook Precipitation Outlook British Columbia Above normal in most of the southern part of the province.