While much of Luzon may continue to swelter in the summer heat, rain may fall on parts of Batanes, Palawan, Bicol, Visayas and Mindanao on Sunday, state weather forecasters said.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) noted an inter-tropical convergence zone is affecting Southern Mindanao.
In its 5 a.m. bulletin, PAGASA also said a frontal system is affecting Batanes in extreme northern Luzon.
“Palawan, Bicol region, Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and isolated thunderstorms. Batanes group of islands will have mostly cloudy skies with rain showers,” it said.
Metro Manila may expect temperatures from 23 to 35 degrees from Sunday up to Wednesday, according to PAGASA’s extended weather outlook.
Tuguegarao may experience temperatuers up 36 degrees Celsius on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Subic-Clark area may experience 36-degree weather Wednesday.
On Saturday afternoon, Metro Manila sizzled at 35.9 degrees Celsius, the hottest temperature so far in the National Capital Region this year.
It was a jump of sorts from the 34.8 degrees registered in Metro Manila Friday afternoon. Last April 16, PAGASA recorded a high of 35.7 degrees in Pasay City.
Last Friday, Tuguegarao experienced 37.5-degree weather while Cabanatuan City experienced a high of 37.2 degrees last Monday.
But the highest temperature recorded so far this year was in Clark in Pampanga, at 38.4 degrees Celsius earlier this month.
Meanwhile, PAGASA said light to moderate winds blowing from the east to northeast will prevail over Southern Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on Sunday, and coming from the east to southeast over the rest of the country.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate, it added. — LBG, GMA News