PAGASA Releases Latest Weather Update for Thursday (April 18, 2024)

PAGASA Says HPA to Bring Generally Fair Weather Over Most Parts of PH

PAGASA LATEST UPDATE – The state weather bureau reported that generally fair weather will prevail nationwide.

On Thursday (April 18, 2024), the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration released the latest weather update. The High Pressure Area will affect the country’s weather conditions.

PAGASA weather specialist Aldczar Aurelio reported that the ridge of a High-Pressure Area (HPA) will be extending over the eastern section of Luzon. The HPA will bring generally fair weather with chances of slightly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over most parts of the country.


“Ngayong araw, inaasahan pa rin natin na magiging maganda at maaliwalas ang panahon sa bansa. Asahan pa rin ang maalinsangan na panahon,” Aurelio said.

Hot and humid weather conditions are still expected throughout the country. No low-pressure area is being monitored within the Philippine area of responsibility.

“Wala po tayong mino-monitor o binabantayang sama ng panahon, low pressure area, o bagyo sa loob ng ating Philippine area of responsibility,” he added.


Here is the list of possible heat index in major cities in the Philippines:

  • Metro Manila: 24 to 35 degrees Celsius
  • Baguio City: 18 to 27 degrees Celsius
  • Laoag City: 25 to 33 degrees Celsius
  • Tuguegarao: 25 to 38 degrees Celsius
  • Legazpi City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
  • Puerto Princesa City: 27 to 34 degrees Celsius
  • Tagaytay: 23 to 33 degrees Celsius
  • Kalayaan Islands: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
  • Iloilo City: 27 to 33 degrees Celsius
  • Cebu: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
  • Tacloban City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
  • Cagayan de Oro City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
  • Zamboanga City: 25 to 34 degrees Celsius
  • Davao City: 26 to 34 degrees Celsius

The localized thunderstorms will bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers and/or thunderstorms over the entire Visayas, Palawan, including Kalayaan Islands, and Occidental Mindoro.

Metro Manila and the rest of the country will experience similar weather conditions.

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The weather agency warned the residents in the affected areas to take precautionary measures for possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the coastal water condition over the eastern section of Luzon as well as the rest of the archipelago will be slight to moderate. No gale warning was raised in any part of the country, according to PAGASA.

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