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After hottest day, PAGASA sees more 36 ° C weather

April 7, 2010 7:15am
After registering the hottest day of the year so far on Tuesday, state weather forecasters indicated the 36-degree weather will likely last until the weekend.

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration's (PAGASA) extended weather forecast indicated 36-degree weather until Sunday.

For Wednesday until Sunday, it said temperatures will range between 24 to 36 degrees Celsius.

But hotter weather is expected in Tuguegarao City, between 23 to 38 ° C from Wednesday until Sunday.

Temperatures are relatively cooler in Baguio City between 16 and 29 ° C.

On Tuesday, Metro Manila’s temperature surged to a sizzling 36.1 ° C Tuesday afternoon.

PAGASA Science Garden in Quezon City recorded the highest temperature so far at 1:50 p.m. Tuesday.

The previous "record" was March 6, at 35.8 ° C.

Meanwhile, Pagasa said a wind convergence may bring cloudy skies and scattered rainshowers and hunderstorms to Mindanao.

"Mindanao will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms. The rest of the country will have partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies except for some isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section," it said in its 5 a.m. bulletin.


Hot weather expected until mid-May

Last March, PAGASA forecaster Elvie Enriquez said the public may have to expect hot weather until at least mid-May, when the first rains are expected to come.

"Itong inaasahan natin maaring maantala hanggang pagdating ng tag-ulan, mga second week ng Mayo maaring mag-umpisa magkaroon ng pag-ulan (We expect the rains to come in the second week of May)," she said in an interview on dzBB radio last month.

PAGASA had also said that with the El Niño phenomenon, 40-degree weather in some parts of the country may be possible.

The hottest temperature recorded in the Philippines was in Tuguegarao in Cagayan province on April 29, 1912.

On that day, the temperature there reached 108 degrees Fahrenheit or 42.2 ° C, according to the Weather Explained website. —LBG, GMANews.TV