HIGHLIGHT: The highest temperature in Metro Manila so far this year was recorded today by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
PAGASA through the Science Garden Station in Quezon CIty registered a temperature of 35.7 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila on Monday afternoon.
If heat index will be based on this air temperature measured, the "real feel" or heat index which is higher by three degrees Celsius is 38.7 degrees.
Summer months usually register high temperatures falling on April to May.
The direct effect of this heat include poorer economic productivity, higher energy costs, emergence of summer diseases as well as fire incidents not only in households but grass fire. In most extreme cases, it can also cause heat stroke and death.
To avoid the draining effects of summer heat, carry a bottle of water, rehydrate with cold towel and bring umbrellas, when on the go.
You can also wear loose clothes and bring sun screen.