Satellite Image as of 7:30 a.m, 9 May 2013. | Weather Central
Central Luzon is in for scorcher of a weekend as temperatures as high as 38 degrees Celsius was forecast. Meanwhile, rain was projected over parts of southern Luzon, western Visayas and Mindanao due to the inter-tropical convergence zone.
PAGASA forecaster Ricky Fabregas on Friday said that while the ITCZ would be affecting Mindanao, the easterlies or warm winds from the east will be affecting the rest of the country.
“Sa Election Day, ang Mindanao may high probability ng paulan dahil sa ITCZ. Sa Luzon at Visayas, mababa ang probability, mga isolated rain showers and thunderstorms,” Fabregas said in an interview on dzBB radio.
He also said temperatures will be hot in Luzon on Election Day, at about 26 to 35 degrees Celsius. Visayas and Mindanao may expect cooler weather at 25 to 33 degrees Celsius.
38-degree Celsius weekend
PAGASA’s extended outlook indicated temperatures of up to 38 degrees Celsius in Angeles and Olongapo Cities in Central Luzon.
It said the two cities may expect temperatures of 25 to 37 degrees Celsius Friday, and 25 to 38 degrees Celsius Saturday and Sunday, before settling to 25 to 37 degrees Celsius on Monday.
Metro Manila may expect temperatures of 25 to 35 degrees Celsius Friday and Saturday.
Tuguegarao City may expect temperatures of 24 to 36 degrees Celsius Friday.
In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA said Mimaropa, western Visayas and Mindanao will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rain showers and thunderstorms.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Also, PAGASA said moderate to occasionally strong winds from the southeast will prevail over the eastern section of the country and the coastal waters along this area will be moderate to occasionally rough.
Light to moderate winds coming from the southeast to south will prevail over Palawan and from the southeast over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas.
Election day weather
Voters in Metro Manila and parts of Luzon may have to brace for hot and humid weather, while those in Mindanao should take precautions against rain when they head for polling precincts on May 13, state weather forecasters said.
PAGASA, in its special weather outlook for Election Day, indicated a high probability of rain in parts of Mindanao and high humidity coupled with high temperature in Metro Manila and Central Luzon.
“Inaasahan natin sa Metro Manila magiging mainit at maganda ang panahon natin. Patuloy na bahagyang maulap at may rain shower at thunderstorm sa hapon o gabi,” PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said in an interview on dzBB radio.
Temperatures in Metro Manila on Monday may range from 26 to 35 degrees Celsius with a humidity range of 50 to 70 percent and a low probability of rain.
In Central Luzon, temperatures may range from 26 to 36 degrees Celsius, with 50 to 70 percent humidity.
Cagayan Valley may expect temperatures of 24 to 35 degrees Celsius, with humidity of 60 to 80 percent.
Temperatures of up to 34 degrees Celsius await voters in Ilocos, Calabarzon, and Mimaropa.
Temperatures of up to 33 degrees Celsius await voters in Bicol, Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, SOCCSKSARGEN, and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
On the other hand, Cordillera, Eastern Visayas, Northern Mindanao, Davao and Caraga may expect temperatures of up to 32 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile, the probability of rainfall is high in Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao, SOCCSKSARGEN, and ARMM; and medium in Ilocos, Cagayan Valley, Calabarzon, Bicol, Northern Mindanao and Caraga.
Chances of rain are low in Cordillera, Central Luzon, Metro Manila, Mimaropa, and Western, Central and Eastern Visayas. — DVM, GMA News