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Metro Manila scorches at 34.7 Celsius, hottest recorded this year
The online news portal of TV5

MANILA, Philippines — After days of intermittent rains, the temperature in Metro Manila soared to 34.7 degrees Celsius Friday afternoon, the hottest recorded this year.

The temperature peaked at around 4 p.m. in the absence of rain clouds based on data from the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). 

Earlier, rains prevailed all over the country, mostly in the western part ofthe Philippines, due to a developing storm or low pressure area (LPA) that entered the Philippine area of responsibility last Monday.

With the passing of the LPA, hotter days are ahead in the country, according to Pagasa forecaster Gener Quitlong. 

Warm winds from the Pacific Ocean or easterlies may still bring rains though, especially in the eastern part of the Philippines.

The hottest day in Manila's history was on  May 14, 1987 when the temperature soared to 38.5 degrees.

The hottest day in the Philippines was recorded in Tugegarao on May 11, 1969 at 42.2 degrees.