MANILA, Sept 3 (PNA) –- Metro Manila sizzled at 35.0 degrees Celsius Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
PAGASA said the maximum temperature recorded at the Science Garden in Quezon City was 35.0 degrees Celsius around 2:50 p.m. against the normal temperature of 32 degrees Celsius in September.
According to Weather Observer Jun Abon so far, the highest temperature for this year in Metro Manila was at 36.6 degrees Celsius, monitored on April 19.
He added that was the peak of the summer season.
However, Echague, Isabela holds the hottest weather for this year at 39.6 degrees Celsius recorded last April 6.
For his part, Weather Forecaster Alvin Pura said that warmer weather will continue in Metro Manila and also in the rest of Luzon due to high-pressure area over the West Philippine Sea.
Pura said temperatures will go up this week because of a ridge of a high pressure area spotted over the country’s western section and also attributed this warm weather to “monsoon break”.
Despite a warmer weather, he said the occurrence of isolated rains will still prevail and “is just normal.”
He also credited the hot temperatures to the penetration of the direct heat of the sunlight into the earth’s surface, and cloudless sky in the past days.
Pura added that the HPA is the opposite of the low pressure area and associated with clear skies.
In its 5 p.m. advisory, PAGASA said that Ridge of high pressure area extending across Luzon.
It added that the whole country will have generally fair weather aside from isolated rain showers or thunderstorms.
PAGASA also said that light to moderate winds blowing from the northwest to northeast prevail over Northern Luzon becoming light to moderate winds coming from the northeast to east over the rest of the country.
The coastal waters throughout the entire archipelago will be slight to moderate.