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Sizzling May in Davao City

BY JOANNA C. BALANZA

The highest temperature recorded in Davao City on Monday, April 28 at 35.3 degrees Celsius is a prelude to a sizzling summer as weatherman Gerry Pedrico predicted consistent high temperatures in the coming days.

Pedrico, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Davao Region chief meteorologist said temperatures in the city would be at a consistent high of  34 degrees Celsius during the month of May.

The summer months would have sizzling days, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), with the onset of the El Niño, an erratic weather pattern characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.

El Nino may persist in the next nine months starting in June and peaking in the last quarter of 2014 and lasting up to the first quarter of 2015.

 

Rain, rain, go away

Pagasa warns: Stay off river banks

 

            The government weather bureau in Region Eleven has warned heavy rains ahead and advised residents in river banks and landslide-prone areas to watch for signs of calamities.

            The Philippine Atmospheric and Geosciences Administration (Pagasa) also sent out an advisory to all disaster councils to set in place an emergency plan as the bureau predicted heavy rains that started last week could stretch out to February.

            Gerry Pedrico, Pagasa regional director, said in danger from flashfloods are houses in river banks which could be swallowed by currents and those in landslide-prone areas with history of mass movements.

            Pedrico said the Pagasa has advised the Regional Disaster Coordinating Council to warn municipal and city disaster councils of forthcoming heavy rains and ordered to prepare for contingencies.

            Pagasa said heavy rains for the week would be triggered by low pressure areas sighted near the Visayas. RMB