Warm weather continues across PH due to easterlies

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

April 11, 2024, 8:05 am

MANILA – The country will continue to experience warm and humid weather due to the easterlies, a weather forecaster said Thursday.

"No tropical cyclone was seen inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility, as well as in the Pacific Ocean," said Aldczar Aurelio of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

"As such, the country could expect fair weather," he added.

The country, however, may experience isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.

Flash floods or landslides could occur during severe thunderstorms, PAGASA said.

Up to 36 °C temperature is forecast in Tuguegarao, and up to 34 °C in Metro Manila, Laoag City, Kalayaan Islands and Davao.

PAGASA expects Dagupan City, Pangasinan to experience a 44 °C heat index on Thursday.

Puerto Princesa City and Aborlan town in Palawan could experience a 43 °C heat index, or what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature.

PAGASA considers 41 °C to 51 °C heat index as danger level, wherein heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely. Continued exposure could also cause heat stroke.

Meanwhile, moderate winds and moderate seas are forecast over the northern and western sections of Northern Luzon.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas. (PNA)