MANILA (UPDATE) – Temperature in Quezon City soared on Labor Day, hitting 36.4 degrees Celsius, – the hottest so far in the city for this year.
With temperature reaching its peak around 3 p.m., the public flocked to malls to cool off and spend the holiday there.
PAGASA forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the hottest temperature recorded today in the Philippines was 37.5C in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija.
The temperature in Quezon City on Thursday afternoon was even higher than the temperature in Tuguegarao City, which registered 35.8C at 2:00 p.m.
The record for hottest temperature this year still belongs to Tuguegarao, which hit 39C last April 25, while the hottest recorded in Metro Manila was 37.3C last April 29 in Pasay (NAIA).
The historically hottest temperatures are 38.5C in the Science Garden, Quezon City on May 14, 1987; 38.6C in Port Area, Manila on May 7, 1915; and 42.2C in Tuguegarao on May 11, 1969. – with a report by Robert Mano, dzMM