Ang init!' Heat index in PH cities reach 'dangerous' levels
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Ang init!' Heat index in PH cities reach 'dangerous' levels

May 4, 2021, 10:42 AM
Opinyon News Team

Opinyon News Team

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All eight weather monitoring stations reported "danger" levels of above 41 degrees Celsius last Monday.

IF you think the heat in the past few days has reached unbearable levels, you're not wrong.

Several cities in the Philippines have reported heat index values reaching dangerous levels in eight weather monitoring stations last Monday (May 3).

Dagupan City, Pangasinan topped the list with a heat index of 46 degrees Celsius.

This was followed by Sangley Point, Cavite (45 degrees Celsius); NAIA, Pasay City (43 degrees Celsius); San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (43 degrees Celsius); Iba, Zambales (42 degrees Celsius); El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental (42 degrees Celsius); Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (41 degrees Celsius); and Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte (41 degrees Celsius).

Meanwhile,Pagasa's Science Garden monitoring station in Quezon City registered a heat index of 39 degrees Celsius.

Heat index is the measurement of how hot it feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature.

All eight monitoring stations of Pagasa reported "danger" levels of above 41 degrees Celsius, which carries a high likelihood of heat cramps and heat exhaustion.

A heat index between 32 and 40 degrees Celsius falls under “extreme caution” due to possible heat cramps and heat exhaustion while continuing activity could result in heatstroke.

The highest heat index so far in 2021 was recorded in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on April 6, at 49 degrees Celsius. (ONT)

Tags: #Pagasa, #weather, #heatindex

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