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37 areas to record heat indices above 42°C - PAGASA
37 areas to record heat indices above 42°C - PAGASA
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37 areas to record heat indices above 42°C - PAGASA
by Kristan Carag15 May 2024
FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing protective masks attempt to hitch a ride on a highway, as some industries resume operations with limited public transportation available, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, May 18, 2020. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez/File Photo

The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Administration (PAGASA) predicts that around 37 areas will record danger-level heat indices, of more than 42 degrees Celsius, on Wednesday, May 15.

PAGASA warns that Dagupan City, Pangasinan will register the highest level of heat index, 47 degrees Celsius.

Other areas that PAGASA expects will reach danger-level heat indices include:

46°C

  • The Central Bicol State University of Agriculture in Pili, Camarines Sur;
  • Roxas City, Capiz;

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45°C

  • Bacnotan, La Union;
  • Virac (Synop), Catanduanes;

44°C

  • Mariano Marcos State University in Batac, Ilocos Norte;
  • Aparri, Cagayan;
  • Alabat, Quezon;
  • Cuyo, Palawan;
  • Masbate City, Masbate;
  • Dumangas, Iloilo;
  • Catarman, Northern Samar;
  • Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur

43°C

  • The Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City;
  • Tuguegarao City, Cagayan;
  • Isabela State University in Echague, Isabela;
  • Iba, Zamabales;
  • Sangley Point, Cavite;
  • Ambulong, Tanauan Batangas;
  • Coron, Palawan;
  • San Jose, Occidental Mindoro;
  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan;
  • Aborlan, Palawan;
  • Iloilo City, Iloilo;
  • Catbalogan, Samar;
  • Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte

42°C

  • Science Garden in Quezon City;
  • Sinait, Ilocos Sur;
  • Laoag City, Ilocos Norte;
  • Subic Bay, Olongapo City;
  • Calapan, Oriental Mindoro;
  • Daet, Camarines Norte;
  • Legazpi City, Albay;
  • Mambusao, Capiz;
  • Guiuan, Eastern Samar;
  • Maasin, Southern Leyte;
  • Dipolog, Zamboanga Del Norte;

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PAGASA cautions the public that the extreme heat could cause heat cramps, as well as heat exhaustion, and continued exposure could lead to heat stroke.

The weather monitoring agency also advised the public to limit the time that they spend outdoors, and wear umbrellas, hats, and sleeved clothing when outside.

PAGASA also told the public to drink plenty of water and avoid tea, coffee, soda, or liquor.

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