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Pagasa: Metro Manila heat index may reach 39 to 41 degrees Celsius

/ 08:55 AM May 17, 2021
This file photo shows a woman covering her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financical district of Makati suburban Manila. (Photo by JOEL NITO / AFP FILE)

This file photo shows a woman covering her face under the scorching heat of the sun while walking along the financical district of Makati suburban Manila. (Photo by JOEL NITO / AFP FILE)

MANILA, Philippines — Residents in Metro Manila may experience a heat index of 39 to 41 degrees Celsius in the next three to four days, a senior weather specialist at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Monday.

“Sa Metro Manila, from 39 to 41 degrees Celsius ang possible heat index values in the next 3 to 4 days,” Pagasa weather forecaster Chris Perez said in a text message to INQUIRER.net.

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(In Metro Manila, the possible heat index values could range from 39 to 41 degrees Celsius in the next three to four days.)

Perez advised the public to stay indoors and stay hydrated amid the forecast for high heat index.

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Pagasa defines heat index as “human discomfort index that gives the ‘apparent’ temperature or what humans perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their body.”

In its Monday weather forecast, Pagasa also said that hot and humid weather is still expected to persist in the country due to the easterlies, or warm winds coming from the Pacific Ocean.

However, isolated rain showers and thunderstorms may still occur in the afternoon and evening, according to the state weather bureau.

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