Metro temperature reaches hottest this year, 37.5°C
As if it's not hot enough, Metro Manila reaches it's hottest temperature recorded this year at a burning 37.5 degrees this Saturday, April 16. This is the hottest temperature for the capital recorded this 2016.
The report comes from the weather station of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in Diliman, Quezon City. The temperature reached its highest at around 3:30 PM.
Just two days ago, the temperature in Manila was 36.4 degrees, and it's getting hotter as the El Nino rages all around the country. For the record, the highest temperature in history that the Metro has faced is 38.5 degrees, which was recorded back in May 14, 1987. Meanwhile, Tuguegarao holds the highest temperature recorded in the country at 42.2 degrees on May 11, 1969.
According to Pagasa's weather bulletin, a high pressure area is extending over Luzon, while the easterlies are affecting Visayas and Mindanao. Pagasa forecasts slightly cloudy skies and isolated thunderstorms for the next 24 hours.