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Year's hottest day recorded in Metro Manila on Tuesday

April 26, 2011 6:10pm
Residents in Metro Manila on Tuesday went through the hottest day so far this year at 36.1 degrees Celsius, state weather forecasters said.

In a phone interview with GMA News Online, forecaster Gladys Saludes said the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) recorded the hottest temperature in Metro Manila for the year so far at around 3:55 p.m at the Science Garden in Quezon City.

But she said it was even hotter in Tuguegarao in Cagayan province in northern Philippines, where temperatures soared up to 37.8 degrees on Wednesday.

Saludes said that the normal temperature for the month of April was 34.9 degress.

She explained that the wind coming from the Pacific Ocean was warm and moist, making the temperature in the country hotter.

The hottest temperature recorded by Pagasa in Metro Manila last year was 38 degrees.

Past records

The highest temperature in Metro Manila — 38.5 degrees Celsius — was recorded on May 14, 1987.

The highest temperature in the country, meanwhile, was recorded on April 29, 1912, when a sizzling 39.5 degrees Celsius was registered in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan Valley. — RSJ, GMA News
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