PH to have fair weather with isolated rains

By Jose Cielito Reganit

April 9, 2024, 6:56 am

MANILA – The whole country will continue to experience generally fair weather conditions, the weather bureau said Tuesday.

In its 4 a.m. bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the easterlies.

Moderate to strong winds and moderate to rough seas will be felt over the northern and western sections of Northern Luzon, while the rest of the archipelago will have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas.

Dangerous heat index forecast in 6 areas

Meanwhile, the weather bureau’s 5 p.m. forecast on Monday showed that the following areas may have a heat index ranging from 42°C to 44°C on Tuesday:

Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 44°C
Bacnotan, La Union – 42°C
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – 42°C
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – 43°C
Aborlan, Palawan – 43°C
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur– 42°C

PAGASA said heat index is what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature.

The state weather bureau advised the public to limit the time spent outdoors, especially at noon, and drink plenty of water.

People going outdoors are reminded to use umbrellas or wear hats and sleeved clothing.

The temperature in Metro Manila will range from 23°C to 34°C; Baguio City, 18°C to 26°C; Laoag City, 25°C to 33°C; Legazpi City, 25°C to 32°C; Metro Cebu, 25°C to 32°C; and Metro Davao, 24°C to 34°C. (PNA)