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Pagasa records QC’s highest temperature at 36.5 degrees Celsius

/ 05:35 PM May 04, 2020

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MANILA, Philippines – The highest temperature at the Science Garden in Quezon City for this year’s summer season was recorded Monday at a searing 36.5 degrees Celsius, state meteorologists said.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the said temperature was recorded around 3:45 p.m.  Meanwhile, the heat index or the apparent temperature that people feel was at 41 degrees Celsius.

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The heat index is obtained by computing it with the area’s relative humidity, which currently is at 43 percent.

“Naitala ang pinakamataas na temperatura ng Science Garden, Quezon City ngayong tag-init so far [36.5°C] kaninang 3:45 PM ngayong Lunes, 4 Mayo,” Pagasa said.

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(The highest heat temperature in the Science Garden, Quezon City for this summer season was recorded at 36.5 degrees Celsius at 3:45 p.m. of Monday, May 4.)

“Nasa 41°C naman ang heat index o alinsangang naramdaman sa parehong oras.  Stay home, stay hydrated, at stay safe po!” they added.

(The heat index or the humidity felt at that period was at 41 degrees Celsius.)

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Quezon City’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office has also advised residents to drink plenty of water to avoid heat cramps and heat exhaustion.

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According to Pagasa, there are other areas with higher heat indices than the one recorded in the Science Garden.  In Dagupan City in Pangasinan and Sangley Point in Cavite, the heat index was at 50 degrees Celsius.

It also reached 48 degrees Celsius in Tanauan City, Batangas, and 47 degrees in the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija and Tuguegarao City in Cagayan de Oro.

“Panganib ang dulot ng 41 – 54°C na heat index. Posible ang heat cramps at heat exhaustion na maaaring mauwi sa heat stroke kapag tuluy-tuloy ang physical activity,” Pagasa said.

(Heat indices ranging from 41-54 degrees Celsius can be dangerous.  Heat cramps and heat exhaustion which may lead to heatstroke is possible, especially if strenuous physical activity continues.)

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