Pagkakaroon ng heat wave sa Pilipinas, malayo pang mangyari ayon sa PAGASA

admin   •   May 28, 2015   •   7532

FILE PHOTO: Isang trabahador sa Dibut Island sa Baler, Aurora Province. (WISDOM ISON / Photoville International)

QUEZON, Philippines — Umabot na sa mahigit isang libong tao ang nasawi sa heat wave sa India kung saan higit pa sa 47 degrees Celsius ang temperatura.

Sa Pilipinas, pumalo sa 38.4 degrees Celsius ang pinakamainit na temperaturang naitala ng Philippine Athmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration o PAGASA ngayong summer season.

Gayunman, nilinaw ng pagasa na bagamat hindi naman maiiwasan ang pagtaas ng temperatura, malabo pang maranasan sa Pilipinas ang heat wave dahil sa geographical location nito.

Pahagayag ni Anthony Lucero, OIC ng Climate Monitoring and Prediction section ng PAGASA, “Hindi nangyayari sa atin yan kasi we are surrounded by water, hindi naman ganoon kataas umiinit yung karagatan, kasi yan eh pag-init ng kalupaan yan, walang ulan, tuluy-tuloy na naiinitan ang kalupaan kaya siya nag-ge-generate yan.”

Samantala, dahil sa sobrang init ng panahon, heatstroke naman ang pinakamalalang heat illness na maaaring maranasan ng isang tao.

Ito ay ang lubhang pagtaas ng temperatura ng katawan at kawalan ng kakayahan nitong makapagpawis dahil sa dehydration.

Ayon sa espesyalista na si Doctor Joseph Lee, mas prone sa heatstroke ang mga matatanda at mga indibidwal na naghahanapbuhay at exposed sa sikat ng araw.

Pahayag ni Dr. Joseph Lee, “Ang mas prone dito ay yung mga nakakatanda natin, nagkakaroon ng edad siyempre, sa katawan natin sila medyo mabagal na ang metabolism.”

Upang maiwasan ang heatstroke, ugaliing magbaon at uminom palagi ng tubig.

Iwasan ang pag-inom ng tsaa, kape, softdrinks at alak.

Iwasan ding magbabad sa sikat ng araw sa mahabang oras lalo na sa katanghaliang tapat.

Kung di maiiwasang lumabas ng bahay, magbaon ng pananggalang sa sikat ng araw tulad ng payong, sombrero, pamaypay at magsuot ng long-sleeve at light-colored na damit.

Ilan sa sintomas ng heatstroke ay ang sobrang pagkauhaw, mainit at nanunuyong balat, mabilis na tibok ng puso, kombulsyon, pagdedeliryo at pagkawala ng malay.

Sakaling makaranas ng sintomas ng heatstroke ang isang tao, agad na dalhin sa isang lugar na may cool temperature, ihiga at i-elevate ang mga binti, painumin ng malamig na tubig, tanggalin ang damit, punasan ng basang bimpo at dalhin sa pinakamalapit na ospital. (ROSALIE COZ / UNTV News)

Expect colder days as PAGASA announces onset of amihan season

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Expect colder days ahead after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced the onset of northeast monsoon or amihan season in the country.

PAGASA also observed gradual cooling of the surface air temperature over the northeastern part of Luzon.

“For the past several days, strong to gale-force northeasterly winds have prevailed over Northern Luzon due to the strengthening of the high-pressure system over Siberia and enhanced by passing of low- pressure areas (LPAs),” according to PAGASA

Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming months, the state weather bureau added.

Meanwhile, with the on-going La Niña, NE monsoon rainfall may be enhanced and could trigger floods, flash floods, and rain-induced landslides over susceptible areas. PAGASA reminded local government units and the public to take precautionary measures. AAC

ITCZ brings scattered rainshowers, thunderstorms over parts of Luzon, Visayas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will continue to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms,  the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas. The state weather bureau warned possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Cagayan Valley and Aurora will likewise have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, while the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. AAC

LPA spotted off Eastern Samar — PAGASA

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—A low pressure area (LPA) has been spotted in Eastern Samar, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Based on the weather forecast of PAGASA, the LPA was spotted 525 kilometers east of Guiuan, Eastern Samar at around 3 a.m. it is embedded along the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Palawan, Visayas, and Mindanao.

Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms are expected in Caraga, Eastern Visayas, and Central Visayas.

Batanes and Cagayan might experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.

In Metro Manila, and the rest of the country, weather will be partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

PAGASA said the LPA has a low chance of intensifying into a tropical depression within 24 hours. AAC

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