PAGASA predicts more Frequent May Thunderstorms

The Philippine’s national weather service, PAGASA, issued a welcome report this past Sunday. May’s “hot and humid” weather could bring “more frequent” thunderstorms compared to the past few months. Any relief from May’s searing heat and humidity is good news for The Crusty Old Expat.

PAGASA predicts more Frequent May Thunderstorms

The easterlies or warm winds from the Pacific were expected to sweep over the Philippines on Sunday. However, localized thunderstorms may be experienced in the afternoon or evening.

Graphic Source: PAGASA

That’s according to PAGASA weather forecaster Joey Figuracion.

In an interview with radio DZMM, the PAGASA prognosticator said the following (translated from Filipino):

We’re still in the dry and hot season, let’s expect that it will get hotter until May. But we should also expect more frequent thunderstorms.

Temperatures will range from 27 to 35 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila, 16 to 25 degrees Celsius in Baguio, 23 to 31 degrees Celsius in Tagaytay, 26 to 34 degrees Celsius in Cebu and 26 to 33 degrees Celsius in Davao, Figuracion said.

(With reporting from ABS CBN News)

Author: The Kano

POST AUTHOR: "THE KANO." Dave DeWall, "The Kano", is the Publisher & Editor-in-Chief of "Philippines Plus" in publication since August 2009. He is also the CEO of Lizard Poop Productions and author of the best-selling guide book "The Philippines Expat Advisor." Dave moved to the Philippines in July 2009 from Central Illinois with his lovely wife of over 19 years, "The Sainted Patient Wife." The couple reside in a rural province in Western Visayas, Guimaras. The small island province is said to have the sweetest mangoes in the world. They do not have any children but are the proud owners of eight active canines, including a Belgian Shepherd called "Killer" "Killer" has bitten five people in the last two years along with one goat and a carabao. "Killer" doesn't like strangers. Or goats. Or carabaos.