PAGASA: Warm Temperatures and Isolated Showers Prevail


PAGASA said warm temperatures prevail but cautioned that moderate to heavy rains in some areas could trigger flash floods or landslides.

The state weather bureau reported on Wednesday that warm temperatures and isolated rain showers are expected to persist across most parts of the country, driven by the easterlies.

The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is exerting its influence on southern Mindanao, resulting in scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over various provinces including the Davao Region, South Cotabato, Sarangani, Sultan Kudarat, Basilan, Sulu, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga del Sur, and Zamboanga Sibugay. PAGASA cautioned that moderate to heavy rains in these areas could trigger flash floods or landslides.

PAGASA Forecaster Obert Badrina indicated that no weather disturbances were being monitored inside or outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), suggesting a low likelihood of tropical cyclones forming or entering PAR throughout the week.

Temperature-wise, Tuguegarao is expected to reach 38°C, while Metro Manila will see temperatures around 35°C, and Kalayaan Islands and Puerto Princesa will experience temperatures of around 34°C.

PAGASA has also forecasted heat indices ranging from 42°C to 45°C in several areas, including NAIA, Quezon City, Pangasinan, La Union, Cagayan, Isabela, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Aurora, Batangas, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Occidental Mindoro, Palawan, Catanduanes, Masbate City, Camarines Sur, Capiz, Iloilo City, Eastern Samar, Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Davao City, Maguindanao, and Agusan del Norte. These heat indices, which represent what the temperature feels like to the human body when humidity is factored in, could lead to heat-related illnesses such as cramps, exhaustion, and potentially heat stroke, particularly in areas where the index reaches dangerous levels between 41°C to 51°C.

In terms of wind and sea conditions, the country is expected to continue experiencing light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas, according to PAGASA.

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