The Philippines will continue to experience warm and humid weather conditions due to the prevalence of the easterlies, or the warm winds originating from the Pacific Ocean, the State weather bureau said on Monday, May 3.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the whole country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with possible isolated rain showers in the afternoon or evening.
PAGASA also warned the public against possible flash floods in low-lying areas and landslides in mountainous communities during severe thunderstorm activities.
The weather bureau has been recording warmer daily air temperatures due to the dominance of the easterly winds in the past several days.
PAGASA said the top 10 stations with the highest recorded air temperatures on Sunday, May 2, were Clark, Pampanga (37.4 degrees Celsius); Subic, Zambales (36.8 degrees Celsius); San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (36.7 degrees Celsius); Muñoz, Nueva Ecija (36.7 degrees Celsius); NAIA, Pasay City (35.6 degrees Celsius); Cotabato City, Maguindanao (35.6 degrees Celsius); Sangley Pt. Cavite (35.4 degrees Celsius); Science Garden, Quezon City (34.8 degrees Celsius); Ambulong, Batangas (34.8 degrees Celsius); and Port Area, Manila (34.5 degrees Celsius).
Based on its extended weather outlook for key areas from April 29 to May 2, PAGASA said that maximum air temperatures may reach 34-35 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila, 35 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao City, 26-27 degrees Celsius in Baguio City, 32 degrees Celsius in Tagaytay City, 32-33 degrees Celsius in Puerto Princesa City, 32-33 degrees Celsius in Metro Cebu, 32-33 degrees Celsius in Metro Davao, and 32-33 degrees Celsius in Zamboanga City.
The highest recorded air temperature in the Philippines was 42.2 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao, Cagayan on May 11, 1969.
Meanwhile, the highest recorded air temperature in Metro Manila was 38.5 degrees Celsius on May 14, 1987.