MANILA, Philippines—Expect more of the same hot and humid weather as the ridge of a high pressure area, which typically brings sunshine and clear skies, extends across Luzon, the state weather bureau said Thursday.
“The whole country will have generally good weather aside from isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly over eastern Visayas and Mindanao,” the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the east to southeast will prevail throughout the country, Pagasa said in its 5 p.m. bulletin. It added that coastal waters will be slight to moderate.
Easterly winds, or warm winds emanating from the Pacific, remain the dominant weather system in the Philippines, with temperatures ranging 23-35 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila
On Thursday, Metro Manila temperatures peaked at 34.7 degrees Celsius at Pagasa’s Science Garden in Quezon City, a touch cooler than Wednesday’s 35.2 degrees, the hottest so far in 2013. Relative humidity ranged between 48 percent at 2 p.m. and 90 percent at 5 a.m.