Bacolod to swelter under scorching heat until weekend


Residents of Bacolod can expect scorching temperatures to persist until the weekend, with forecasts by AccuWeather predicting highs of 40 degrees Celsius.

The extreme heat has prompted local mayors across Negros Occidental to cancel classes since yesterday, April 1 up until today, April 2.

Among the local government that ordered suspension of face-to-face classes at various levels are the cities of Bacolod, Bago, Silay, Himamaylan, Kabankalan and Talisay, and the municipalities of EB Magalona, Binalbagan, Hinoba-an, Isabela, Candoni and Cauayan.

Schools that lack air conditioning have been directed to transition to online learning modalities.

Meanwhile, the provincial meet opening pushed through a little past 5PM yesterday, amid extreme heat forecasted at 41 degrees Celcius.

The Department of Education said it adjusted the game schedules as part of their precaution. It said that no outdoor games will be played between 10am to 2pm.

According to AccuWeather, temperature will start to improve by April 9 with a couple of showers in the afternoon.