Expect thunderstorms until May—Pagasa

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MANILA, Philippines—Expect thunderstorms during the afternoon, the state weather bureau said on Friday.

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said in a Radyo Inquirer interview that thunderstorms will be common, particularly in the afternoon, during the months of  March, April and May.

He attributed this to the presence of cumulonimbus clouds, which trigger thunderstorms, hailstorm and extremely strong winds called “downburst.”

Some parts of Quezon City on Thursday experienced hailstorm, injuring several persons when hailstones hit the windows of a fast food joint.

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  • WeAry_Bat

    Hmph. Hail suppression experiments has been going for centuries. It is just inevitable when there is so much heat rising from the ground. Thus the paradox on a very hot and humid day, there could be hailstorm after a few hours.

    Parks as heat sinks wouldn’t help, as hailstorms occurred in farms also. Tall buildings will only ramp up the air faster.

    Last year, a hailstorm happened in the Visayas region. If this continues, it will be a trend.

    I never thought climate change would induce so much heat and humidity that a paradox of balance would occur such as hailstorms.

    So the suggestion would be…Have glass which breaks into globules instead of sharp pieces. Hailstorms, used to be only in the northern hemispheres…

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