Pagasa: Hotter days ahead as easterlies persist nationwide

Pagasa says hotter days ahead as easterlies continue to prevail nationwide

Weather satellite image from Pagasa

MANILA, Philippines — The state weather agency said there will be hotter temperatures in the days ahead as the easterlies, or warm winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean, continue to dominate nationwide.

In a morning public forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) also said hot and humid climate will continue in most parts of the country on Monday, even if there is a possibility of isolated rain showers and thunderstorms in Eastern Visayas and Mindanao.

“Easterlies pa rin ang nakakaapekto sa ating bansa. Ito ang magdadala ng mainit na panahon pa rin habang may tsansa ng pagulan, pagkidlat, at pagkulog or isolated rain showers and thunderstorms lalo na dito sa bahagi ng Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao,” Pagasa weather specialist Obet Badrina reported.

(Easterlies are still affecting the country. This will still bring warm weather with a chance of isolated rain showers and thunderstorms, especially here in Eastern Visayas and Eastern Mindanao.)

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Badrina said Pagasa has not monitored any weather disturbance or low-pressure area that may enter the country’s area of responsibility for the entire week.

He added that the state weather bureau is not raising any gale warnings over seaboards nationwide for April 15.

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Regarding forecast temperatures in key cities or areas of the country for Monday, Pagasa said: