Fair weather seen across PH Thursday

MANILA: The country will continue to experience fair weather on Thursday, the weather bureau said. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the ridge of a high pressure area and the easterlies are currently affecting the country. PAGASA expects the whole archipelago to experience isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms. Severe thunderstorms, however, could result in flash floods and landslides. High temperatures are still forecast -- with up to 38 °C in Tuguegarao and up to 35 °C in Metro Manila; up to 34 °C in Puerto Princesa, Zamboanga and Davao. Between 42 to 45 heat index, or what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air temperature, are forecast in these areas: Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Ilocos Norte; Bacnotan, La Union; Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Isabela State University in Echague, Isabela; Tayabas, Quezon; Ambulong in Tanauan, Batangas; Sangley Point, Cavite; Coron Palawan; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Aborlan, Palawan; Virac, Catanduanes; Roxas City, Capiz; Dumangas, Iloilo; Iloilo City; Catarman, Northern Samar; and Guiuan, Eastern Samar. PAGASA considers 41 °C to 51 °C heat index as danger level, wherein heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely. Continued exposure to the sun could also cause heat stroke. Meanwhile, light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas continue to prevail across the country. Source: Philippines News Agency

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