Fair, hot weather expected during Holy Week holidays — Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines – Generally fair weather is expected for the rest of the holidays brought by the Holy Week’s commemoration, the state weather bureau said on Wednesday.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), no low-pressure areas (LPAs), which could cause rains or storms, were spotted inside or near the Philippine area of responsibility.
Easterlies, or warm winds from the Pacific Ocean, are still prevalent and are expected to bring warm weather especially on the eastern side of the country.
“Sa kasalukuyan umiiral pa rin ‘yong tinatawag nating easterlies sa halos buong bansa, at ito po ay nagdadala ng mainit at maalinsangang panahon sa buong bansa,” weather specialist Samuel Duran said.
(As of now, the easterlies are still prevalent over almost the whole country, and this brings hot and humid weather all over the archipelago.)
“Wala po tayong nakikitang low pressure area o bagyo na nasa loob po ng ating Philippine area of responsibility, although meron po tayong nakikitang mga cloudiness dito po sa may east ng Luzon, pero hindi naman po natin ‘to ine-expect na magdadala ng malawakang pag-ulan,” he added.
(We have not seen any low-pressure area or storms that are inside our Philippine area of responsibility. Although we can see some cloud bands east of Luzon, we do not expect them to bring widespread rains.)
Warm weather is expected to persist in several parts of the country including Metro Manila, which may be the warmest area in Luzon as temperatures may range from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius.
In Visayas and Mindanao, temperatures also will range around 24 to 32 degrees Celsius especially in Iloilo, Cebu, and Tacloban, as well as in Zamboanga and Cagayan de Oro. Meanwhile, Davao City may experience the hottest expected temperature, which is slated to play around 25 to 34 degrees Celsius.
No gale warnings have been raised as of now, which means that fisherfolk with small sea craft may set sail. However, Pagasa also warned that sea conditions all over the country may range from slight to moderate, and moderate to rough in the extreme Northern Luzon.
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