Yesterday was so far the hottest day in Metro Manila this year, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Weather forecaster Fernando Cada said Metro Manila sizzled at 36.7 degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon. The temperature was recorded at 1:50 p.m. in PAGASA’s Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City.
The latest reading surpassed the previous high of 36.6 degrees Celsius, which was recorded on May 19.
Based on the PAGASA’s climatological record, the hottest temperature in Metro Manila was recorded on May 14, 1987 at 38.5 degrees Celsius.
But this year, the hottest temperature in the country was recorded in Tuguegarao at 39.8 degrees Celsius recorded on May 22.