Hot and humid weather will prevail during the two-day state visit of U.S. President Barack Obama in the country, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Monday.
President Obama is set to arrive in the Philippines on Monday as part of his four nation trip to Asia that brought him to Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and his last stop , the Philippines.
In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Fernando Cada said the hot and humid weather may prevail in many parts of the country due to easterlies or warm winds from the east that continue to be the dominant weather system.
However, he noted that passing rains, especially in the afternoon or evening, is still possible due to localized thunderstorms or convections due to easterlies.
Cada said other parts of Luzon including Metro Manila may experience hotter days due to the easterlies which will be the dominant weather systems in the country.
With the summer season, temperatures in the country could climb up to 38 degrees Celsius in the coming days.
Cada said to avoid heat exhaustion, people should stay indoors as much as possible from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
He also advised the public to wear clothing made of light materials with light colors, to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and to avoid eating food high in protein, which can increase body heat.
Metro Manila’s temperature may range from 24 to 36 degrees Celsius on Monday, he added.
He said the agency is not anticipating any cyclone to affect the country until Wednesday or the end of the month.
However, he said that they have monitored a cloud cluster in the Pacific Ocean that has a chance to develop into a low pressure area but is not expected to enter the country.
Sunday temperatures in Metro Manila rose to a high of 35.9 degrees Celsius at 2:50 p.m., and was coolest at 5 a.m. at 24.7 degrees Celsius.
The maximum temperature recorded on Sunday at the Science Garden in Quezon City, surpassed the 35.7 degrees Celsius March 28.
On Sunday, the highest temperature was recorded at 38.6 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao, Cagayan followed by Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija with 38 and 35.4 in Subic, Clark Pampanga.
In the Visayas region, Catbalogan, Samar recorded 34.6 degrees Celsius followed by Maasim, Leyte with 34. 2 and Cebu with 32.6.
In the Mindanao area, General Santos City experienced 36.1 degrees Celsius followed by Zamboanga and Davao with the same 34.4 degrees Celsius.
For Monday forecast, PAGASA said that the whole country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
It added that light to moderate winds blowing from the east to northeast will prevail over Luzon and the Visayas and coming from the northeast over Mindanao.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate. PNA