HOT DAY A scientist at the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) in Quezon City checks and logs the current temperature and relative humidity in Metro Manila on Friday, March 24, 2023. The heat index in the metropolis was recorded at 39 C due to the high-pressure area (HPA) and easterlies that resulted in the high temperature. PHOTO BY J. GERARD SEGUIA
METRO Manila residents sweltered Friday as the heat index climbed to 39 degrees Celsius just days after summer officially began.
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