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Hot, humid weather to prevail over PH, with isolated rainshowers — Pagasa

/ 08:13 AM May 18, 2021
Satellite image from Pagasa

Satellite image from Pagasa

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Tuesday said that isolated rainshowers may occur in the afternoon and evening, even as the heat and humidity is expected to continue throughout the country.

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This is due to the Pacific easterlies or warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean, according to Pagasa in its weather bulletin issued at 4 a.m.

“Patuloy nating mararanasan ang mainit at maalinsangang panahon. Subalit pagdating ng hapon at gabi, posible pa rin ang pagkakaroon natin ng pulo-pulong pag-ulan at pagkidlat at kulob,” said Pagasa weather specialist Meno Mendoza.

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(We will continue to experience hot and humid weather. As the afternoon and evening comes, it is still possible for us to have isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms.)

Temperatures in Metro Manila and key cities may rise to as high as 39 degree celsius.

Forecast temperature range in key cities/areas:

Metro Manila: 26 to 36 degrees Celsius
Baguio City: 17 to 28 degrees Celsius
Laoag City:  26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao: 25 to 39 degrees Celsius
Legazpi City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tagaytay: 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Iloilo City: 27 to 32 degrees Celsius
Cebu: 27 to 33 degrees Celsius
Tacloban City: 26 to 30 degrees Celsius
Cagayan De Oro City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Zamboanga City: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Davao City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius

Rainshowers due to ITCZ

Meanwhile, rainshowers are more likely to occur in parts of Mindanao as the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) continues to affect the region.

“Ang ITCZ, ito po ‘yung lugar kung saan nagsasanib o nagsasalubong, ang ating hanging nagmumula sa northern at southern hemisphere,” explained Mendoza.

(The ITCZ is the place where the air from the northern and southern hemisphere meets.)

The two winds then produce rain-carrying clouds as it meets in Mindanao, according to Mendoza.

No gale warning has been raised in the entire country.

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