Scattered rain showers, thunderstorms expected over Caraga, Davao Region due to easterlies


The easterlies, or warm winds from the Pacific Ocean, will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Caraga and Davao Region in the next 24 hours, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said on Sunday, May 8.

PAGASA warned those in these parts of Mindanao to remain vigilant against possible flash floods or landslides because of the occurrence of moderate to heavy rains.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will continue to experience fair weather due to partly cloudy to cloudy conditions.

In its extended weather outlook for key areas from May 9 to 12, PAGASA said that maximum air temperatures may reach 35 degrees Celsius (℃) in Metro Manila, 36℃ in Tuguegarao City, 24-25℃ in Baguio City, 32-33℃ in Tagaytay City, 31-32℃ in Puerto Princesa City, 31-32℃ in Metro Cebu, 30-32℃ in Metro Davao, and 32-34℃ 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.