‘Dangerous’ 46°C heat index alert: PH to brace for scorching Wednesday weather
MANILA, Philippines — Falling under the “danger” category, sweltering heat indices of 42-46°C are expected to hit parts of the country on Wednesday, according to a 1-day forecast by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
The highest heat index of the day will be in:
– Masbate City’s at 46°C
– Roxas City, Catarman in Northern Samar, and Maasin in Southern Leyte at 45°C
– Pili in Camarines Sur, Juban in Sorsogon, Iloilo City, Catbalogan in Western Samar, Dipolog in Zamboanga del Norte, and Laguindingan in Misamis Oriental at 44°C
– Tacloban City, Zamboanga City, and Surigao City at 43°C
As many as 12 stations across the country forecast an index of 42°C, as listed below.
The heat indices in these and the aforementioned locations all fall under Pagasa’s “danger” zone. According to the weather authority’s effect-based classifications, heat cramps and exhaustion are likely, while heat stroke is probable with continued exposure to heat indices of 42-51°C.
Metro Manila is not spared from sweltering temperatures, with indices of 42°C in Quezon City, 41°C in Pasay City, and 40°C in Port Area, Manila City.
Only five of the 58 locations with a Pagasa station are spared with indices below 38°C. Heat indices of 33°C are expected in Basco in Batanes; 32°C Itbayat in Batangas, Calayan in Cagayan, and Tanay in Rizal; and 27°C in Baguio City.
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