Manila Heat Wave is Not Safe
By Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan
After hitting 36.2 degrees Celsius in two consecutive days, Metro Manila’s temperature on Friday sizzled at 36.4, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) said.
Jun Galang, weather forecaster, said Metro Manila recorded a temperature of 36.4 degrees Celsius at around 3 p.m. on Friday, hottest so far recorded in the metropolis.
But the highest temperature recorded nationwide at 2 p.m. Friday was at 37.2 degrees Celsius in Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, followed by 36.5 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao City in Cagayan. Dagupan City in Pangasinan and Clark in Pampanga felt 34.5 and 34.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.
In Visayas region, Mactan in Cebu recorded 31.8 degrees Celsius while in the Mindanao area — General Santos City and Davao had 32.7 also on Friday.
Clark has recorded this year’s highest temperature of 38.4 degrees Celsius on April 13.