Monday, 23 April 2012 14:17
Manila – Temperature in Metro Manila hit 35.9 degrees Celsius at 3 p.m. on Saturday, the hottest so far recorded in the Metropolis this year, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
But the the highest temperature of 37 degrees Celsius was recorded at 2 p.m. in Cabanatuan City and Nueva Ecija, said PAGASA weather forecaster Jun Galang.
Galang said temperature of 36 degrees was felt in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; 35.3 in Clark, Pampanga; 36.5 in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; 33 in Iba, Zambales gets and 32.2 degrees in Tagaytay City in Cavite.
Baguio City, the country’s summer capital, was not spared from the warm weather as it experienced 27 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Metro Manila recorded 35.3 degrees Celsius on April 12.
On Friday afternoon it recorded 34.8 degrees while Tuguegarao had the hottest Friday at 37.5 degrees, followed by Cabanatuan at 36.7 degrees, Subic at 36.5 degrees, and Dagupan at 36 degrees.
So far, Clark has recorded this year's highest temperature of 38.4 degrees Celsius on April 13.
Meanwhile, Galang said flash floods and landslides may threaten parts of eastern Mindanao and Visayas due to an inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ)
In its advisory, PAGASA said Visayas and Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms becoming cloudy with widespread rains over eastern Mindanao, which may trigger flash floods and landslides.
Luzon will be partly cloudy and, at times, with cloudy skies and isolated rain showers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
The weather bureau said that light to moderate winds blowing from the east to northeast would prevail over Palawan, Visayas and Mindanao and coming from the east to southeast over the rest of the country.
The coastal waters throughout the archipelago will be slight to moderate.
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