METRO Manila registered its highest temperature on January 23, Monday.,
Mercury in Port Area in Manila rose to 33°C around 2pm. Science Garden also registered 32.4°C and Ninoy Aquino International Airport at 32.1°C.
The hottest temperature in the metropolis so far this year was recorded last January 12 at Port Area in Manila which was 32.2°C.
Incidentally, Metro Manila registered one of its lowest temperatures.
Around 6am, the lowest dip of 21.9°C came around 6am in the Science Garden in Quezon City. This is the second coldest day this year in NCR, after January 8 which registered a 20.7°C.
The World Health Organization earlier warned that the sudden swings of temperatures can impact the health of people.
“Rapid rises in heat gain due to exposure to hotter than average conditions compromises the body’s ability to regulate temperature and can result in a cascade of illnesses, including heat cramps, heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and hyperthermia,” it said in June 2018 public health guidance.
The most vulnerable sector to extreme heat exposure are the elderly, infants and children, pregnant women, outdoor and manual workers, athletes, and the poor.
Temperature check of other cities
As for other cities and towns yesterday, the lowest temperature recorded was still in Baguio City at 14.8°C around 4:50 am.
It must have been difficult to wake up in Malaybalay, Bukidnon and Tanay, Rizal with 18.5°C and 19.6°C temps at 6 am.
Residents in Basco, Batanes may have slept like at log at 19.6°C around 2am.
Tuguegarao City, Laoag City, Abucay in Bataan and Iba in Zambales got their 20-degree cold mornings too.
On the other side of the spectrum, the hottest areas in the country are still Zamboanga City and San Jose in Occidental Mindoro with 33-degree sun.
Subic, Coron, Clark, Sangley Point and Muñoz in Nueva Ecija also peaked above the 31-32°C levels.