Metro Manila summer scorches at 36.5C

Posted at 05/11/2014 5:14 PM | Updated as of 05/11/2014 5:14 PM
A woman takes a bath using an improvised shower head to beat the sizzling summer heat in Manila on Friday. The PAGASA state weather bureau said the temperature in Manila reached 35.6C. Experts have warned of still hotter days ahead with the coming of the El Niño spell. Photo by Lito Diaz for ABS-CBNnews.com

MANILA -- The temperature in Metro Manila soared to 36.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

In an interview with DZMM, PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said this is the highest temperature in Metro Manila for this year.

The temperature was recorded at 3 p.m.

The last recorded highest temperature in Metro Manila was at 36.4 degrees Celsius last May 1.