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Philippine Weather Forecast: “Tag-ulan” expected by mid-June

Rains will still be concentrated over Batanes, Babuyan and Calayan group of islands as the trough of the low pressure area (LPA) extends over extreme Northern Luzon. According to PAGASA Weather Forecaster Glaiza Escullar, this weather disturbance has a very slim chance of entering the boundary.

Escullar added that no tropical cyclone is threatening the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) so the country will remain “bagyo-free” within the next 3 days. Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.

Yesterday, most parts of Luzon experienced a warm weather. Here are the highest temperatures recorded on May 25, 2015:

Highest Temp

PAGASA has initially reported that the onset of the rainy season usually begins by mid-June as the southwest monsoon or “hanging habagat” starts to blow. However, rains will be primarily felt over the western sections of the country. These areas belong to the Climate Type 1, which experience the maximum rainfall during the month of June until September.

Climate Type 1

Heat wave kills hundreds in India

At least 500 people have died in large parts of India due to the blistering temperatures associated with the heat wave, which is the prolonged period of excessive hot weather.

Meanwhile, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) defined it as a period of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and unusually humid weather that lasts for two or more days. PAGASA WF Escullar said it also occurs when the maximum temperature crawls up to +5 degrees Celsius for five consecutive days.

High temperatures have been recorded, sizzling to almost 50 degrees Celsius. According to the reports, most of the recorded deaths were construction workers, elderlies and the homeless in the southern states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Ultra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal.

Heat wave in India. AFP
Heat wave in India. AFP