Habagat to affect CV, Metro Cebu until Wednesday — Pagasa
CEBU CITY, Philippines — Rainy days in Cebu will still prevail in the following days.
According to the forecast by Engineer Al Quiblat, chief of Pagasa Mactan, the southwest monsoon, locally known as “habagat” will continue to affect Central Visayas including Metro Cebu.
For the next four days, which is until Wednesday, September 27, Metro Cebu will experience cloudy skies with chances of light to moderate rains.
LPA already left the PAR
Quiblat said on Sunday, September 24, there would be possibilities that severe thunderstorms would occur, especially in the afternoon or in the evening.
“Wala pa ta’y lain na [record] sa system nga nakaapekto karon sa nasud, gawas aning low-pressure area nga nigawas na sa Philippine Area of Responsibility, affecting Luzon area,” he said.
(We don’t have another [record] system that can affect the country now, aside from this low pressure area that have already left the Philippine Area of Responsibility, affecting the Luzon area.)
Moreover, the sea condition is slight to moderate for Metro Cebu with 20 to 40 kilometers per hour strength of winds.
The temperature until Wednesday is from 25 to 31 degrees celsius.
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Weather to improve on ThursdayFurthermore, Quiblat said there would be improvements on the weather condition on Thursday, September 28.
“Mawagtang na ang epekto sa southwest monsoon or hagabat, so magexpect na pud ta’g mga thunderstorm during afternoon and evening,” he said.
(The effect of the southwest monsoon or habagat will be gone, so we will then again expect thunderstorm during the afternoon and evening.)
He said anytime of the day today, September 24, rains would occur with possibilities of severe thunderstorms.
Thunderstorms occur in the afternoon or in the evening
Quiblat said that thunderstorms coordinate with cumulonimbus clouds.
“Kanang baga kaayo nga cloud (cumulonimbus clouds) during morning, nagsige pa na siya’g develop,” he said.
(Those thick clouds (cumulonimbus clouds) during morning, they are still developing.)
He said that when the cumulonimbus clouds would reach their maturity stage, it would produce rains in the afternoon or in the evening around 80-percent.
“Kung dili man gani siya muabot sa maturity stage niya, sa afternoon or evening, naa’y mga 20-percent ari siya sa early morning (mouwan),” he said.
(If it will not reach its maturity stage, in the afternoon or evening, there is a 20 percent chance that it [rain] will be in the early morning.)
He added that is the reason why Pagasa would always tell that the occurrence of severe thunderstorms is in the afternoon or evening.
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