PH to experience fair weather, isolated rain showers Tuesday

THE country will continue to experience fair and warm weather due to the easterlies, the weather bureau said Tuesday.

“Although there are cloud clusters monitored in some areas, these would only cause rain showers for a short period,” Rhea Torres of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

No weather disturbance was seen to affect the country, she added.

Isolated rain showers are likely in the afternoon or evening.

The easterlies will cause thunderstorms, according to PAGASA. Severe thunderstorms could result in flash floods or landslides, it added.

Meanwhile, PAGASA forecast the heat index or what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air, to peak at 50 degrees in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, where a 51 °C was reported on Monday.

A 47 °C heat index could be experienced in Roxas City, Capiz; and 46 °C in Sangley Point, Cavite.

PAGASA forecast heat indices of 42 to 45 degrees in the following areas: Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Bacnotan, La Union; Ambulong, Tanuan Batangas; Virac Catanduanes; Iloilo City; Butuan City, Agusan de Norte; NAIA; Science Garden, Quezon City; Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Appari Cagayan; Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; ISU Echague, Isabela; Iba, Zambales; Aborlan, Palawan; Masbate City; Dumangas Iloilo; Catarman, Northern Samar; Catbalogan, Samar; Casiguran Aurora; Cubi Point, Subic Bay, Olongapo City; Alabat Quezon; Coron, Palawan; Cuyo, Palawan; Daet, Camarines Norte; Mambusao, Capiz; Maasin, Southern Leyte; Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte; Zamboanga City; Cotabato City, Maguindanao; CLSU Munoz, Nueva Ecija; Baler, Aurora; Mulanay, Quezon; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Legazpi City, Albay; CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur; La Granja, La Carlota Negros Occidental; Panglao International Airport, Bohol; Suquijor; Tacloban, Leyte; VSU-Baybay Leyte; Borongan, Eastern Samar; Davao City, Davao del Sur; and Surigao City, Surigao del Norte.

Under danger level or 41°C to 51°C heat indices, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely.

Prolonged exposure to the sun could also cause heat stroke, PAGASA said.