Heat index for April 14: Eight areas to hit 42° to 43° C

Heat index for April 14: Eight areas to hit 42° to 43° C

/ 08:06 PM April 13, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — Eight areas in the country may see dangerous levels of heat on Sunday, the state weather bureau said on Saturday.

READ: Dagupan City, 8 other areas to feel ‘danger’ levels heat index April 13

According to the heat index forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa), the areas below will have temperatures of up to 42 to 43 degrees Celsius:

  • Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Aparri, Cagayan – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Tuguegarao, Cagayan – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – 43 degrees Celsius
  • Aborlan, Palawan – 43 degrees Celsius
  • Dumangas, Iloilo – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur – 42 degrees Celsius
  • Cotabato City, Maguindanao – 42 degrees Celsius

The Pagasa’s heat index classification system places areas with indices of 42 to 51 degrees Celsius in the “danger” category.


READ: Pagasa: No bad weather coming, but hot weather to continue

Under this category, heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke may occur.

Pagasa likewise advised the public to drink plenty of water, wear heat-protection gear, and limit time spent outdoors to avoid the negative effects of heat exposure.

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