Hot and humid weather to continue due to high pressure area, easterlies – Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines – The public should brace for another hot and humid day as the ridge of a high-pressure area east of Luzon and easterlies from the Pacific continue to affect local weather, the state weather bureau said.
According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), they are also monitoring a low-pressure area (LPA) outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR).
The LPA was last spotted 1,145 kilometers east of Mindanao. However, state meteorologists said that the LPA has a low chance of turning into a tropical depression.
“Patuloy paring makakaranas ang ating mga kababayan ng mainit at maalinsangang panahon dahil itong dalawang weather system na ito, pareho silang nagdudulot o nagdadala ng mainit at maalinsangang hangin galing sa dagat Pasipiko,” weather specialist Loriedin De La Cruz said.
(People would still experience hot and humid weather due to these two weather systems, which both bring warm and humid air from the Pacific Ocean.)
“Sa ating pagtaya, nananatiling mababa ang tsansa na mabuo ito bilang isang bagyo. Inaasahan na posibleng pumasok ito sa ating PAR within the next 24 hours kaya mag-antabay pa rin tayo sa mga updates ng Pagasa,” she added.
(Our forecasts show that there is a low chance that the low-pressure area will turn into a storm. We are expecting that the LPA would enter PAR within the next 24 hours, so the public should still monitor updates from Pagasa.)
The chance of rain in Luzon remains low during the morning, but occasional showers may occur by afternoon and night as the accumulated heat causes the creation of cumulonimbus clouds.
The temperature in Metro Manila would range from 24 to 36 degrees Celsius, which means that a heat index or apparent temperature of over 40 degrees Celsius — like the 43 degrees recorded earlier at the Science Garden in Quezon City — is possible.
Good weather will also be experienced in Visayas and Mindanao, except for isolated cases thunderstorms and rains in the afternoon. The temperature in Iloilo and Davao will range from 27 to 34 degrees Celsius, while it may be hotter in Cebu with a 27 to 36 degrees Celsius forecast.
No gale warning has been raised in any part of the country which means that seafarers and fisherfolk using small boats can set sail. Sea conditions around the country’s seas would range from slight to moderate.
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