Easterlies to bring hot, humid weather across PH until midweek — PAGASA

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  • The easterlies or warm winds from the Pacific Ocean may continue to bring fair but humid weather condition throughout the country until next week.

  • Photo courtesy of PAGASA / Himawari

A fair but humid weather condition will prevail across the Philippines until next week due to easterlies, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Sunday morning, March 26.

“Patuloy na magiging mainit at maalinsangan ang panahon lalo na sa tanghali kaya ang paalala po natin sa ating mga kababayan ay hangga't maaari ay limitahan natin ang ating outdoor activities. Kung hindi maiiwasan, huwag kalimutan ang pananggalang sa init ng araw (The weather will continue to be hot and humid, especially at noon, so we are reminding the public to limit outdoor activities as much as possible. If unavoidable, do not forget to bring protection against the sun),” said PAGASA Weather Specialist Grace Castañeda in a public weather forecast.

Isolated rain showers may still occur in the afternoon or evening due to localized thunderstorms, the state weather bureau added.

Based on PAGASA’s weather outlook, this fair and humid weather may continue until Wednesday, March 29. Partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers may persist throughout the country, particularly in Metro Manila, Baguio City, Legazpi City, Metro Cebu, and Metro Davao.

No tropical cyclone is expected to enter or affect the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) within the forecast period.

Symptoms and Prevention of Heat-related Illnesses

Following the onset of warm and dry season in the country, the public was strongly urged to drink plenty of water and schedule heavy-duty activities at the beginning or end of the day when the temperature is cooler.

According to PAGASA, prolonged exposure to scorching heat may cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, or stroke. Common symptoms of heat-related illnesses include fatigue, heavy sweating, lightheadedness, weak but fast pulse, and vomiting.