Pagasa reminds public: Drink water, dry season still sizzles | Inquirer News

Pagasa reminds public: Drink water, dry season still sizzles

/ 07:15 PM May 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – People should continue hydrating themselves as the country is still in the dry season despite recent rain showers brought by isolated thunderstorms and Typhoon Ambo, state meteorologists warned.

Advisories from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) on Wednesday showed that high actual temperatures and heat indices were still recorded in various places.

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According to Pagasa stations nationwide, the highest temperature for Tuesday was recorded in Tuguegarao City at a feverish 37.5 degrees Celsius, followed by Echague in Isabela (37.0 degrees), Pili in Camarines Sur (36.8 degrees), Science City of Muñoz (36.0 degrees), and Butuan City (35.8 degrees).

“PAALALA: Nasa panahon pa rin tayo ng tag-init kaya dalasan pa rin ang pag-inom ng tubig at bawasan ang physical activities sa tanghali/hapon para maiwasan ang heat stress. Ingat po!” Pagasa said in its official Twitter page.

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(REMINDER: We are still in the summer season so we should increase our water intake and reduce physical activities by noon and the afternoon to avoid heat stress. Stay safe!)

“Posible ang heat cramps at heat exhaustion na maaaring mauwi sa heat stroke kapag tuluy-tuloy ang physical activity,” they added.

(Heat cramps and heat exhaustion which may eventually lead to heat stroke is possible due to continuous and strenuous activities.)

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For Wednesday, the highest heat index, or actual temperature combined with air humidity, was recorded in Legazpi City, at a molten 50 degrees Celsius. Sangley Point in Cavite had a 47-degree heat index, followed by 46 degrees in Tanauan and Science City of Muñoz.

Manila’s port area and Roxas City both had a 45 degrees Celsius heat index. Meanwhile, the temperature registered at the Science Garden in Quezon City was at 35.0 degrees Celsius, for a heat index or apparent heat of 43 degrees.

Recent rains brought by Ambo, which ravaged through Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region and parts of Luzon, cooled down Metro Manila for some time. Residents in some areas, especially those in impoverished sectors, have complained of hot weather as people were forced to stay at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Pagasa’s latest forecast said that cloudy skies may prevail in several parts of the country including the extreme northern Luzon area which is affected by a frontal system.

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