It's Getting Hotter in Here: Metro Manila Temps Rise as Amihan Weakens

Pasay City recorded a sweltering 35.5°C yesterday, March 8.

( Looks like summer—or dry season, in case the science people are reading this—is officially getting closer and closer. Temperatures of 35°C were recorded yesterday at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration Science Garden's Synoptic Station in Quezon City while the heat index (a.k.a. what people actually felt the weather was like) climbed up to 39°C. These temps are here to stay as the amihan weakens and winds from the Pacific Ocean bring in hot and humid weather, according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Pasay City also recorded a high of 35.5°C yesterday, March 8—numbers we can expect more of in the coming months. "Ngayon ay unti-unti nang umiinit ang panahon dahil papalapit na tayo sa tag-init. At sa amihan season ay maaaring magtapos by average, kalagitnaan ng March at maaaring umabot ng April," said PAGASA weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio in a report by CNN Philippines


Hot and humid will also be our keywords as the Pacific Ocean winds, a.k.a. easterlies, swoop in and bring warm temps and a couple of isolated showers to the country, according to a report by GMA News Online. Temperatures in the Metro for this week, up until March 13, range from 25°C to 35°C with random showers scattered throughout the day, according to PAGASA's latest bulletin. So best to prepare for any kind of weather!

Main image from Gfontanilla10 / Pixabay

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