Intense heat threatens water supply sources in Olongapo City

Intense heat threatens water supply sources in Olongapo City

Map of Olongapo City

Olongapo City map

OLONGAPO CITY — The maximum heat index in this city was forecast to peak at 41 degrees Celsius on Friday, April 5, threatening the supply of water to households.

It was the second time in two weeks that the heat index in the city was nearing the “danger” level.


According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), 42 °C is classified as a “danger” level.


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Pagasa said the heat index refers to the degree of discomfort being felt by an average person due to the effects of temperature and air humidity.

The rising temperature in the city has slowly resulted in the dwindling levels of sources of tap water, including rivers, according to local officials.

Some schools have also begun limiting in-person classes to ease the discomfort being experienced by students. INQ

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