Easterlies to bring scattered rains, thunderstorms over E. Visayas, parts of Bicol


The easterlies or warm winds from the Pacific Ocean will bring hot and humid weather with possibility of scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas and parts of Bicol region in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Monday afternoon, April 25.

PAGASA warned against possible flash floods or landslides because of the occurrence of moderate to heavy rains over Eastern Visayas, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Catanduanes, and Quezon.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have fair weather due to partly cloudy to cloudy skies.

In its extended weather outlook for key areas from April 26 to 29, PAGASA said that maximum air temperatures may reach 33-34 degrees Celsius (℃) in Metro Manila, 35-36℃ in Tuguegarao City, 25-26℃ in Baguio City, 30-31℃ in Tagaytay City, 32-33℃ in Puerto Princesa City, 31-32℃ in Metro Cebu, 32-33℃ in Metro Davao, and 32-33℃ in Zamboanga City.

PAGASA, however, said there remains a possibility of afternoon or evening rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.

It advised the public to stay vigilant during severe thunderstorms, which are often associated with bursts of heavy rainfall, lightning, thunder, and gusty winds that usually last up to two hours, as these may trigger flash floods or landslides.

Moreover, weather specialist Ana Clauren said PAGASA has not monitored a weather disturbance or low pressure area that may enter the Philippine area of responsibility in the next 24 hours.