WEATHER UPDATE — According to the Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), there will be hot weather according to the heat index despite Southwest Monsoon staying in effect.
The country will be experiencing extreme heat during the peak afternoon. With the heat index surge, it will be very hot. Cautionary actions are advised as the risk of getting a heat stroke is plausible due to the current heat.
Weather Today – August 17, 2023
Western Visayas, Central Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, BARMM, Palawan, and Southern Leyte will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms caused by the Southwest Monsoon. The impacts on the areas will be possible flooding or landslides due to moderate and, at times, heavy rains.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms. Although the Southwest Monsoon may cause rain, the weather in Manila and especially Luzon will be mostly sunny and fair. It may be especially hot in Luzon, so the chance of a heat stroke may increase.
The wind speed of the whole country will be light to moderate, directing from Southwest to West. The coastal water condition will be slight to moderate height (0.6 to 2.1 meters).
There are currently no danger levels on the heat index as of today. However, the temperature will still be above 40 degrees Celsius. Heat st
rokes are still possible to get. If any outdoor activities should be done, make sure to do them early in the morning or late afternoon to avoid high heat. – WhatALife!/Zain
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