The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) advised the public to prepare for cold weather, after noting a record-low temperature in Metro Manila on Saturday.
Leny Ruiz, Pagasa weather specialist, said the temperature Saturday morning went as low as 19 degrees Celsius.
“Kanina 19 degrees Celsius, pinakamalamig na iyan. Inaasahan natin na sa susunod na araw maging malamig din ang temperature (We recorded a temperature of 19 degrees Celcius, that’s the coldest so far. But we expect the weather to get cold in the next few days),” Ruiz said on government-run dzRB radio.
The Pagasa weather bulletin for Saturday had forecast a temperature range of 21 to 29 degrees Celsius in Metro Manila.
Also, Ruiz said there were no cyclones or weather disturbances near Philippine territory at this time.
“As of this time malinis ang Pacific, wala tayong nakikitang bagyong namumuo (As of this time the Pacific appears clear. We don’t see any disturbance forming),” he said.