BY JOANNA C. BALANZA
The highest temperature recorded in Davao City on Monday, April 28 at 35.3 degrees Celsius is a prelude to a sizzling summer as weatherman Gerry Pedrico predicted consistent high temperatures in the coming days.
Pedrico, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Davao Region chief meteorologist said temperatures in the city would be at a consistent high of 34 degrees Celsius during the month of May.
The summer months would have sizzling days, according to the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), with the onset of the El Niño, an erratic weather pattern characterized by unusually warm ocean surface temperatures in the central and eastern equatorial Pacific.
El Nino may persist in the next nine months starting in June and peaking in the last quarter of 2014 and lasting up to the first quarter of 2015.