Residents take a dip at the Manila Bay on Easter Sunday in Baseco, Tondo, Manila on April 21, 2019.
KJ Rosales
Hottest day in Metro Manila on Easter
Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - April 23, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila registered on Easter Sunday its hottest temperature so far this summer at 36.6 degrees Celsius, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

PAGASA weather specialist Ana Clauren said the maximum temperature was recorded at 2:56 p.m. at the Science Garden in Quezon City.

The easterlies or warm air from the Pacific will continue to bring scorching weather in the country until May, according to PAGASA.

The prevailing El Niño is also bringing hotter air temperatures in the Philippines, it added.

The state weather bureau officially declared the start of summer on March 22.

Ana Liza Solis, chief of PAGASA’s Climate Impact Monitoring and Prediction Section, had warned that the temperature in the metropolis could hit 38 degrees Celsius this month.

Based on PAGASA data, the hottest temperature recorded in Metro Manila was 38.5 degrees Celsius at the Science Garden on May 14, 1987.

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