MANILA, Philippines -
A sudden and heavy downpour caused floods and traffic jams across parts of Metro Manila on Wednesday night.
A localized thunderstorm caused the heavy rains, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, Astronomical, and Services Administration(PAGASA).
Extreme heat causes localized thunderstorms, PAGASA explained.
Temperature readings reached 35.9 degrees Celsius in the metropolis on Wednesday, while 37 degrees Celsius was recorded in both Sangley Point in Cavite and Subic Bay.
PAGASA expects localized thunderstorms to bring rains in many parts of the country during afternoons and early evenings.
The state weather bureau also explained that no tropical storms are in the Philippine Area of Responsibility at the moment.
We’ve been experiencing these localized thunderstorms every 4:00pm to some time around 5:00pm everyday. Whilst it’s been sunny and really hot during the day.
Today is June 7, 2011. That article above with the link was posted on May 19, 2011.
So has it been like this since May and upto now?
Come to think of it, I never really noticed ‘til the past few weeks. Yeah.
It has been like that everyday since the month of May.
Our weather is all messed up. And during at this hour of 5:00pm, the sky is just orange and everything outside is a little yellow-ish.
It’s kinda scary if you observe it. I don’t know for how long it would be raining like this during hot sunny days but the temperature seems to be getting higher and higher each day that passes.