QUEZON CITY – The weather bureau has asked the people to protect themselves against possible heat stroke as high temperatures are expected to continue prevail in the country next month.
They must also bring umbrellas to shield themselves from the heat or stay indoors when the sun is hottest between noon and 3 p.m.
“As of 3:30 p.m. on Monday Metro Manila experienced 35.0 degrees Celsius while Cabanatuan City was higher at 37.2 degrees, Tuguegarao at 35, Clark at 34.1,” it said.
Even Baguio, the country’s summer capital is not spared from the warm weather as it experienced 27.8 degrees also on Monday.
So far, Clark recorded the highest weather temperature at 38.4 degrees last April 1
Manny Mendoza, weather forecaster at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), said the hottest days are usually experienced in the country in May.
The following were the highest recorded temperatures in the country: 42.2 degrees Celsius in Tuguegarao City on May 11, 1969; 38.5 degrees Celsius at the Science Garden, Quezon City on May 14, 1987; 38.5 degrees Celsius in Sangley Point, Cavite on May 16, 1987; 38.1 degrees Celsius at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Parañaque City on May 18, 1969; and 38.6 degrees Celsius in Port Area, Manila on May 17, 1915.
Mendoza said the temperature in Baguio City may hit 29 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius in April and May this year, respectively.
The warmest weather experienced in the country’s summer capital so far this year was 28.2 degrees Celsius last April 13.
He said the temperature in Metro Manila may reach as high as 36 degrees Celsius this month.