Heat index for April 12: Dangerous 42ºC to 44ºC in 6 areas

Heat index for April 12: Dangerous 42°C to 44°C in 6 areas

/ 08:08 AM April 12, 2024

Meanwhile, heat levels in Metro Manila may reach up to 39 to 40 degrees Celsius, Pagasa said based on its forecast for the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City and in the Pagasa Science Garden in Quezon City.

The high heat index prompts the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) to encourage the public to hydrate. INQUIRER.net Stock Photo

MANILA, Philippines — Heat index is predicted to reach 44 degrees Celsius in Dagupan City and 42 to 43 degrees Celsius in five other areas of the country on Friday, April 12, the state weather agency said.

According to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the “danger category” temperatures will be experienced in the following places:

  • Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 44 degrees Celsius
  • Bacnotan, La Union – 43 degrees Celsius
  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Aborlan, Palawan – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Catarman, Northern Samar – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Cotabato City, Maguindanao – 42 degrees Celsius

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The state weather agency said that the heat index is seen to reach up to 40 degrees Celsius at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City and Pagasa Science Garden in Quezon City this Friday.

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Pagasa reminded the public that a dangerous heat index may cause some health conditions, such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.

It urged the public to avoid the heat, such as drinking plenty of water, wearing heat-protective clothing, and limiting outdoor time.

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