Humid, rainy Thursday for PH — Pagasa

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MANILA, Philippines — Thursday will be hot and humid due to the ridge of a high pressure area, the state weather bureau said.

There will also be isolated rain across the country from the afternoon to evening, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) added.

In an early morning forecast by Pagasa, weather specialist Grace Castañeda noted that localized thunderstorms may bring overcast skies and sporadic rainfall in the country, especially in the latter parts of the day.

“Ngayong araw, ine-expect pa rin natin ‘yong medyo mainit na panahon at ‘yong mas mataas na tsansa ng pag-ulan, pagkulog, at pagkidlat sa dakong hapon at gabi, diyan ‘yan sa buong bahagi ng bansa,” she stressed.

(Today, we’re expecting hot and humid weather conditions in the country, but isolated rains, thunderstorms, and lightning may still be experienced from afternoon to evening.)

Although the rain showers are seen to be brief and isolated, Castañeda still warned it may cause flash floods and landslides, particularly in residential areas near mountains and bodies of water.

“Iyong mga pag-ulan na maaari nating maranasan ay panandalian lamang or maaaring tumagal ng hanggang dalawang oras. Posible pa rin itong magdulot ng mga pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa, lalong lalo na sa mga nakatira sa low lying areas, maging sa malapit sa sapa, ilog, at bulubunduking lugar,” she said.

(The rains that we’ll experience will last for a short period, maybe until about two hours. But it may still bring about floods and landslides, especially for those living in low lying areas, and near streams, rivers, and mountain ranges.)

Pagasa reiterated that, as of its latest analysis, no tropical depression is being observed within and outside the Philippine area of responsibility.

Meanwhile, the state weather bureau outlined the possible temperature range in key cities and areas across the country on Thursday:

Metro Manila — 25  to 33 degrees Celsius
Baguio — 17 to 25 degrees Celsius
Laoag —  25 to 33 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao — 25 to 34 degrees Celsius
Legazpi — 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa — 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tagaytay — 22 to 31 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands — 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Iloilo — 24  to 32 degrees Celsius
Cebu — 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tacloban — 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Cagayan de Oro — 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Zamboanga — 24 to 34 degrees Celsius
Davao — 24 to 33 degrees Celsius

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