MANILA, Philippines – The state weather bureau said it recorded the year’s hottest day in Metro Manila on Saturday.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said thermometer readings reached 35.9 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila at 3 p.m.
“The maximum temperature recorded in Science Garden today is 35.9 C at 3:00 PM. So far, the highest recorded temp in M.Manila this year,” PAGASA said on its official Twitter account.
Saturday’s temperature surpassed the scorching 35.3 degrees Celsius recorded last April 12.
Other parts of the country also experienced high temperatures with 37 degrees Celsius recorded in Cabanatuan City; 36.5 degrees Celsius in Dagupan; and 36 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao.
PAGASA weather forecaster Raymond Ordinario earlier said Metro Manila temperature is expected to reach as high as 36 degrees Celsius by May, which he said is normal during the summer season.
PAGASA also said rainy season in the country may start by the second week of May. -- With a report from Henry Atuelan, dzMM