Metro Manila sizzles to 33.8 Celsius – Pagasa


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MANILA, Philippines – It’s not yet the summer season, but on Tuesday afternoon the barometer in Metro Manila shot up to 33.8 Celsius.

Chris Perez, weather forecaster for the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, said the sizzling temperature was recorded at 1:50 p.m. at Pagasa Science Garden in Quezon City.

With the northeast monsoon almost dissipated, Perez said easterlies, or winds from the east, have started to affect the eastern portion of the country. It signifies the transition to summer.

The summer season could last up to the end of May or early June.

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  • tanga_hanga_ni_abnoy

    kala ko barometer s pressure

  • marienkind

    Yes, let’s assign the dumbass reporter who can’t differentiate a barometer from a thermometer to do the weather report. 

  • Keith_P

    Baka absent yang si Frances Mangosing nung araw na tinuro sa klase nila kung anong sinusukat ng barometer.

  • WeAry_Bat

     My theory is when Frances called Chris, the latter was possibly looking at (I guess) a G-shock watch which was set at the barometer reading because pressure is a better indicator of rain than temperature. 

    Rather than question authority aside from not being an opinion writer, the reporter wrote the report as is.

    In an alternate reality, Chris was a mountaineer so the watch was at the altimeter reading.  The news article cause many to wonder if the earth was falling.

  • Mux

    Baka lasing siya kaya sinulat niya BARometer. :)

  • John Sulayman

    Uhh, inquirer and/or PAG-ASA. Barometer is for atmospheric pressure. Thermometer is for temperature.

    Just saying.

  • lawakanangpagiisip

    Merong dalawang meaning po ang Barometer according yan sa merriam webster dictionary. lol

    Definition of BAROMETER

    : an instrument for determining the pressure of the atmosphere and hence for assisting in forecasting weather and for determining altitude

    : something that indicates fluctuations (as in public opinion)

  • David Brinton

    It’s thermometer, moron.  What, your pub doesn’t have any editors?  

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