Metro sizzles at 37.5 degrees, hottest this year

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Metro sizzles at 37.5 degrees, hottest this year
It's the hottest temperature recorded in Metro Manila so far this year, says PAGASA

MANILA, Philippines – The heat in Metro Manila reached 37.5°C on Saturday afternoon, April 16, state weather bureau PAGASA said.

This makes it the hottest temperature in Metro Manila recorded so far this year. 

It was recorded at 3:30 pm at the PAGASA Weather Station in Diliman, Quezon City, according to the bureau’s latest weather bulletin.

The previous highest temperature in Metro Manila in 2016 was 36.4°C, measured on Thursday, April 14, said Benjie de Paz of PAGASA. 

The highest temperature ever recorded in Metro Manila was 38.5°C on May 14, 1987. Meanwhile, the hottest temperature ever recorded in the country was 42.2°C, in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, on May 11, 1969.

The weather bureau’s 5 pm bulletin on Saturday also said that a ridge of a high-pressure area (HPA) is extending over Luzon, while the easterlies are affecting Visayas and Mindanao.

Partly cloudy to cloudy skies will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms in the next 24 hours.

Light to moderate winds from the east to southeast will prevail over Luzon, and from the east over Visayas and Mindanao. Meanwhile, coastal waters will be slight to moderate throughout the archipelago.

Below is PAGASA’s 24-hour forecast for Metro Manila and select cities:

City Forecast Temperature
Range
Metro Manila Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 25°C-37°C
Tuguegarao Partly cloudy skies 26°C-38°C
Laoag Partly cloudy skies 24°C-33°C
Baguio Partly cloudy skies 17°C-26°C
Subic/Olongapo; Clark/Angeles Partly cloudy skies 26°C-35°C
Tagaytay Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 22°C-32°C
Lipa Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 25°C-35°C
Legazpi Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 27°C-32°C
Puerto Princesa Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 27°C-34°C
Iloilo/Bacolod Partly cloudy skies 27°C-35°C
Metro Cebu Partly cloudy skies 26°C-33°C
Tacloban Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 25°C-31°C
Cagayan de Oro Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 22°C-32°C
Valencia Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 18°C-32°C
Metro Davao Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 25°C-36°C
Zamboanga Partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms 25°C-33°C

– Michael Bueza/Rappler.com

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