Last week as I was touring in transit from Mandaluyong to Makati Avenue as part of house hunting, the cab driver asked me if the summer time was the same as last year. For the life of me, I couldn’t quickly reply. Maybe the heat evaporated a few of my brain cells. Haha. I tried to look back, but due to the unpredictability of the weather, I couldn’t quite put my finger into it. Like at the start of summer this year, it kept raining that people wondered what will happen to summer. People actually complained a lot and begged for the bona fide summer to enjoy the beach. And now that summer is at its fiercest, people still complained. A lot. It’s so hot that I got a tan even while staying home! Seriously. I took off my ring yesterday after staying home the whole day and noticed the ring mark which wasn’t there before. It’s so hot that right after shower, leaving the bathroom, I start sweating already!
So while sweating it out and hopefully melting our fats away, below are heat temperature records.
Hottest day in Manila so far for 2012:
Hottest day in the Philippines ever:
42.2 °C (108 °F) on 11 May 1969 in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, breaking the 39.5 °C (103.1°F ) temperature recorded on 29 April 1912 also in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan .
Hottest day in the World ever
On September 13, 1922 the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth was reached in Al ‘Aziziyah, Libya, a city in the north of Africa. The temperature that day was an incredibly hot 136°F (57.7°C)! That’s about as hot as a cup of hot chocolate you might drink! Except instead of being comfortable in a cup, warming you up on a cool day, that’s the temperature of the air around you!
So you see, it’s so far less hot this year than the two years before. Though summer is not yet over, so let’s wait and see. But knowing that compared to other countries, this heat we are complaining about is already mild. I think we should just put things in perspective, count our blessing more and complain less. Oh, and maybe just wear more sunscreen protection always. =)