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)