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Dangerous heat index up in Metro Manila, 35 areas
Dangerous heat index up in Metro Manila, 35 areas
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Dangerous heat index up in Metro Manila, 35 areas
by Christhel Cuazon13 May 2024
Photo courtesy: REUTERS

Metro Manila and 35 other areas in the country are expected to experience a dangerous level of heat index on Monday, May 13, according to the state weather bureau PAGASA.

In its Tuesday advisory, PAGASA said the following areas may experience a heat index from 42°C to 47°C today:

47°C

  • Aparri, Cagayan

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46°C

  • Dagupan City, Pangasinan
  • Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
  • Roxas City, Capiz
  • Guiuan, Eastern Samar

45°C

  • Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
  • ISU Echague, Isabela
  • Iloilo City, Iloilo

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44°C

  • Bacnotan, La Union
  • San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  • Cuyo, Palawan
  • Dumangas, Iloilo

43°C

  • NAIA, Pasay City
  • MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte
  • Baler (Radar), Aurora
  • Aborlan, Palawan
  • Virac (Synop), Catanduanes
  • Catarman, Northern Samar
  • Catbalogan, Western Samar
  • Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

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42°C

  • Science Garden, Quezon City
  • Sinait, Ilocos Sur
  • NVSU Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
  • Iba, Zambales
  • Casiguran, Aurora
  • Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Olongapo City
  • Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas
  • Daet, Camarines Norte
  • Masbate City, Masbate
  • CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur
  • Siquijor, Siquijor
  • Tacloban City, Leyte
  • Borongan, Eastern Samar
  • Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur

PAGASA on May 12 reported that Aparri, Cagayan registered a heat index of 49°C, while Roxas City in Capiz at 47°C.

The heat index is the human discomfort index that gives the "apparent" temperature, or what humans perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their body.

The effect-based danger classification ranges from 42°C to 51°C, and its effects on the body are that heat cramps and exhaustion are likely, and heat stroke is probable with continued exposure.

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Symptoms of heat-related illnesses include sweating heavily, exhaustion or fatigue, dizziness, blacking out, weak but fast pulse, nausea, and vomiting.

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