Hot Weather Expected in Metro Manila

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Hot Weather in Manila, Philippines

Today, Thursday, residents of Manila, Philippines can expect scorching hot weather, particularly in Metro Manila. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has estimated that the heat index or apparent body temperature will reach around 38°C from noon until mid-afternoon.

According to weather specialist Benison Estareja, the actual temperature will range between 25°C and 32°C. However, the heat index is expected to climb to 36°C to 38°C, especially during the midday hours.

Over the next 24 hours, four weather systems will affect the entire archipelago. These include the northeast monsoon (“amihan”), easterlies, shear line, and localized thunderstorms.

Weather Systems Affecting the Philippines

The shear line, where hot and cold air converge, will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Aurora, Quezon, and Camarines Norte. On the other hand, the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will impact Cagayan Valley and the Cordillera Administrative Region, resulting in overcast skies with light rains.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated downpours or thunderstorms due to the easterlies and localized thunderstorms. The easterlies are winds that originate from the east, passing through the Pacific Ocean and carrying humid and warm weather.

Local Weather Conditions and Implications

It is important for residents and visitors in Manila to take precautions and stay hydrated during this hot weather. The high heat index can make it feel even hotter than the actual temperature, increasing the risk of heat-related illnesses.

For those in areas affected by the shear line, such as Aurora, Quezon, and Camarines Norte, it is advisable to be prepared for scattered rain showers and thunderstorms. These weather conditions may cause localized flooding and potential disruptions in outdoor activities.

In Cagayan Valley and the Cordillera Administrative Region, where the northeast monsoon is prevailing, people should expect overcast skies and light rains. While this may provide some relief from the heat, it is still important to stay vigilant and be aware of any changes in weather conditions.

In Metro Manila and other parts of the country, the combination of easterlies and localized thunderstorms may result in isolated downpours or thunderstorms. It is recommended to have umbrellas or rain gear on hand to stay dry during sudden rain showers.

Understanding the local weather patterns and conditions is crucial for planning daily activities and ensuring personal safety. By staying informed about the latest weather updates from PAGASA, individuals can make informed decisions and take appropriate measures to mitigate any potential risks.

Remember to stay hydrated, seek shade or air-conditioned environments when necessary, and prioritize personal well-being during hot weather conditions.

Source: The Manila Times

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