High-pressure area’s ridge to bring hot weather on Sunday (April 21) – Pagasa

(Satellite photo courtesy of Pagasa) 

(Satellite photo courtesy of Pagasa)

MANILA, Philippines — Hot and humid temperatures will continue to affect most parts of the country on Sunday due to the ridge of a high-pressure area (HPA), while the trough of a low-pressure area (LPA) spotted outside the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) will bring rain in Southern Mindanao, according to the state weather bureau.

In a morning forecast, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said hot weather will prevail in Luzon, generally fair weather in Visayas, while Mindanao will have high chances of rain and thunderstorms.

“Yung LPA sa labas ng PAR ay huling namataan sa layong 555 kilometers southeast of General Santos City. Nananatiling mababa ang tsansa nitong maging bagyo, ngunit yung trough or extention nito ay nakakaapekto dito sa may timog ng Mindanao at magdudulot din ng mataas na tsansa ng pag-ulan, pagkulog (at) pagkidlat,” Pagasa weather specialist Grace Castañeda reported.

(The LPA outside PAR was last spotted 555 km southwest of General Santos City. This LPA has a low chance of developing into a cyclone, but its trough will bring a high chance of rain and thunderstorms in Southern Mindanao.)

Despite the effects of the LPA’s trough, Castañeda said no gale warning had been raised on the country’s seaboards.

Meanwhile, below is the forecast temperature range in key areas for Sunday:

Metro Manila: 25 to 35 degrees Celsius

Baguio City: 16 to 26 degrees Celsius

Laoag City: 25 to 33 degrees Celsius

Tuguegarao: 24 to 38 degrees Celsius

Legazpi City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius

Tagaytay: 23 to 33 degrees Celsius

Puerto Princesa City: 25 to 34 degrees Celsius

Kalayaan Islands: 25 to 34 degrees Celsius

Iloilo City: 28 to 33 degrees Celsius

Cebu: 27 to 32 degrees Celsius

Tacloban City: 25 to 33 degrees Celsius

Cagayan De Oro City: 25 to 33 degrees Celsius

Zamboanga City: 24 to 35 degrees Celsius

Davao City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius