Apr 182013

Satellite Image as of 7:30 a.m., 17 April 2013

Satellite Image as of 7:30 a.m., 17 April 2013. | Weather Central

Rain caused by the trough of a low-pressure area may fall over parts of Mindanao on Friday, while Metro Manila braces for another hot day with temperatures reaching 36 degrees Celsius, state weather forecasters said.

PAGASA forecaster Chris Perez said there is no sign of any weather disturbance or potential cyclone that may enter the Philippines in the next 24 hours.

“Sa Metro Manila at natitirang bahagi ng ating bansa, mainit at maalinsangan na panahon pa rin aasahan natin,” Perez said in an interview on dzBB radio.

He said the forecast temperature for Metro Manila for Friday is between 24 and 36 degrees Celsius.

PAGASA’s extended weather outlook indicated a maximum temperature of 36 degrees Celsius for Metro Manila also on Saturday.

Tuguegarao, Angeles and Olongapo Cities may have a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius on Saturday.

Friday outlook

PAGASA’s 5 a.m. bulletin said the trough of a low-pressure area is affecting southern Mindanao while the ridge of a high-pressure area is extending across Luzon.

“Davao region, ARMM, SOCCSKSARGEN and the provinces of Agusan and Surigao del Sur 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,” it said.

It added light to moderate winds from the east to southeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from the east over Mindanao.

The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate, it added. — DVM, GMA News

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