Even with the rains brought by incoming Tropical Storm Dante, a huge portion of Luzon will still experience hot and humid daytimes.

State weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Luzon would not yet experience the effects of Dante, which is currently above the waters east of Surigao del Norte.

Temperatures forecast for Tuesday will be: Tuguegarao with 27 to 39 degrees Celsius, Metro Manila with 26 to 35 degrees, Laoag and Puerto Princesa with 26 to 34 degrees, Tagaytay with 23 to 32 degrees, and Legazpi with 26 to 33 degrees.

“Sa Luzon naman, patuloy ang mainit at maalinsangang panahon dahil hindi tayo, sa ngayon, apektado ng bagyong [si] Dante.  Dito sa Metro Manila posibleng pumalo ng around 35 degrees Celsius ‘yong maximum daytime temperature,” senior weather specialist Chris Perez said.

“Now ‘yong possible computed heat index value po, ay tinataya nating magre-range from 39 to 41 degrees Celsius, so generally talagang mainit, maalinsangan, as much as possible kung wala po tayong mahalagang gagawin sa labas ng bahay, stay indoors in well-ventilated rooms,” he added.

Meanwhile, several areas of Visayas and Mindanao will experience cloudy skies and rains. 

Temperatures for Tacloban and Cebu would be around 26 to 31 degrees Celsius; 24 to 31 degrees for Cagayan de Oro; 25 to 31 degrees for Davao; 26 to 33 degrees for western cities of Iloilo; and 25 to 32 degrees for Zamboanga. 

No gale warning has been reported. Sea conditions for the eastern waters of Visayas and Mindanao would be moderate to rough, with Dante predicted to move over the said areas. Ronald Espartinez