Metro Manila to experience sudden, brief rains – Pagasa

Metro Manila to experience sudden, brief rains – Pagasa

/ 07:33 AM January 09, 2024

Pagasa says sudden and brief rains to dampen Metro Manila

Weather satellite image from Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila will experience sudden and brief rain showers on Tuesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)

The state weather agency advised people spending time outdoors to prepare and bring protection.


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Pagasa weather specialist Grace Castañeda said temperatures in Metro Manila would range between 23 to 32 degrees Celsius.

“Sa Metro Manila, maging sa nalalabing bahagi ng Luzon, ay magiging [bahagyang] maulap hanggang sa maulap ang ating kalangitan at meron po tayong tiyansa ng mga isolated na mga pag-ulan – ito ‘yung mga biglaan at panandaliang pag-ulan, pagkidlat, at pagkulog dulot ng localized thunderstorms,” Castañeda said in a public weather forecast.

(In Metro Manila, even in the rest of Luzon, it will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies, and we have a chance of isolated rains – these are sudden and short-term rains, lightning, and thunder caused by localized thunderstorms.)

“So kapag tayo ay lalabas ngayon, huwag po nating kalimutan ‘yung mga pananggalang natin dito sa mga biglaang pag-ulan na ito,” she added.

(So when we go out today, let’s not forget our protection against these sudden rains.)


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Castañeda said three weather systems still affect the archipelago: the northeast monsoon (locally known as amihan), shear line, and easterlies.

The weather specialist said the shear line is particularly bringing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in the Bicol Region, Quezon, Aurora, Caraga, Davao Region, Bukidnon, Misamis Oriental, and Camiguin.

Dwellers in these areas were warned against possible flash floods or landslides due to moderate to, at times, heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon is blowing cold winds and causing light rains in Cagayan Valley, Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the rest of Central Luzon.

On the other hand, the easterlies will continue to trigger isolated rains and thunderstorms in most of Mindanao, especially its eastern section.

Apart from these weather systems, Castañeda said state meteorologists are monitoring no other weather disturbances.

“Sa kasalukuyan ay wala tayong minomonitor na sama ng panahon na maaaring makaapekto dito sa ating bansa,” she noted.

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(Currently, we are not monitoring any bad weather that could affect our country.)

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