PH to experience isolated rains due to easterlies, shear line

By Zaldy De Layola

May 19, 2024, 8:36 am

MANILA – The country will experience isolated rain showers and thunderstorms due to the easterlies and shear line, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported Sunday.

In its 4 a.m. weather forecast, the weather bureau said Batanes province including Babuyan Islands will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the shear line.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the easterlies.

Residents are warned of possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

The entire archipelago will have light to moderate winds and slight to moderate coastal waters.

The following areas may experience a dangerous heat index from 42°C to 46°C:

NAIA Pasay City, Metro Manila – 43°C
Laoag City, Ilocos Norte – 43°C
Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 46°C
MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte – 46°C
Bacnotan, La Union – 44°C
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – 42°C
ISU Echague, Isabela – 42°C
Iba, Zambales – 43°C
CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 42°C
Casiguran, Aurora – 43°C
Cubi Point, Subic, Zambales – 42°C
Sangley Point, Cavite – 44°C
Ambulong. Tanauan, Batangas – 44°C
Alabat, Quezon – 42°C
Calapan, Oriental Mindoro – 42°C
Coron, Palawan – 43°C
San Jose, Occidental Mindoro – 43°C
Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – 43°C
Aborlan, Palawan – 42°C
Cuyo, Palawan – 43°C
Legazpi City, Albay – 42°C
Virac (Synop), Catanduanes – 43°C
Masbate City, Masbate – 42°C
Juban, Sorsogon – 42°C
Roxas City Capiz – 45°C
Iloilo City, Iloilo – 44°C
Dumangas, Iloilo – 44°C
Catarman, Northern Samar – 434°C
Catbalogan, Samar – 44°C
Guiuan, Eastern Samar – 42°C
Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte – 44°C
Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur – 44°C

PAGASA 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. (PNA)