Easterlies prevalent in PH but isolated rains may still occur, Pagasa says
MANILA, Philippines — Even if the warm winds from the Pacific Ocean or the easterlies have started affecting the country, state meteorologists said on Wednesday that isolated rain showers may still occur especially on the eastern side of the country.
According to weather updates from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the easterlies bring warm and humid weather over most parts of the country but can also cause thunderstorm activity, especially by afternoon and night.
Despite the rain showers, Pagasa said that they have not detected any potential weather disturbance near the Philippine area of responsibility.
For Thursday, the whole Luzon would still see warm and humid days with temperatures ranging from 25 to 35 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila, 24 to 34 degrees in Tuguegarao, 24 to 33 degrees in Laoag, and 25 to 32 degrees in Legazpi and Puerto Princesa.
“Ang ating pong paalala sa ating mga kababayan especially sa mga nakatira sa mga urban areas, kung hindi po maiiwasan na hindi lumabas sa dakong tanghali at sa early afternoon, of course magbaon po ng payong bilang pananggalang sa sikat ng araw,” senior weather specialist Ariel Rojas said.
(Our reminder for people especially those who live within urban areas, if you cannot avoid going out by noontime or early afternoon, of course, you have to bring your umbrella to shield yourself from the sun’s rays.)
“And panatiliing hydrated ang kanilang mga katawan para maibsan ang init na nararamdaman,” he added.
(And also, drink water and stay hydrated to disperse the heat felt by the body.)
Hot and humid weather is also expected over Visayas and Mindanao, as Iloilo and Tacloban’s temperature play between 25 to 31 degrees Celsius, 26 to 33 degrees in Cebu, 25 to 33 degrees in Zamboanga and Davao, and 23 to 32 degrees in Cagayan de Oro.
No gale warning has been raised as of now but the whole eastern seaboard of the country plus the northern waters of Luzon would have a moderate sea condition, while the rest of the country’s seas would have slight to moderate seas.
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