Pagasa says more areas to hit danger level heat index on April 14

Pagasa says more areas hit danger level heat index on April 14

By: - Reporter / @FArgosinoINQ
/ 09:56 PM April 14, 2024

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MANILA, Philippines — The heat index in 15 areas across the country has reached the “danger” level on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

In its 5 p.m. report, the state weather bureau said Dagupan City, Pangasinan recorded the highest temperature at 46 degrees Celsius (°C).


This is followed by two areas under 44°C: Aparri, Cagayan and Puerto Princesa, Palawan.


READ: Pagasa to improve heat index monitoring system

Heat cramps, heat exhaustion

According to Pagasa, a heat index of 42°C to 51°C falls under the “danger” category and would likely cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion, while heat stroke is probable with continued heat or sun exposure.

Below are other areas that reached 42°C to 43°C on Sunday:

  • Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (42°C)
  • Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (42°C)
  • ISU Echague, Isabela (42°C)
  • CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija (42°C)
  • Ambulong, Tanauan Batangas (42°C)
  • Aborlan, Palawan (42°C)
  • Iloilo City, Iloilo (42°C)
  • Dumangas, Iloilo (42°C)
  • Tacloban City, Leyte (42°C)
  • Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur (42°C)
  • Cotabato City, Maguindanao (42°C)
  • Central Bicol State University of Agriculture Pili, Camarines Sur (43°C)

Meanwhile, the following locations are expected to experience a danger level heat index on Monday:

  • NAIA, Pasay City (42°C)
  • Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (42°C)
  • Dagupan City, Pangasinan (45°C)
  • Aparri, Cagayan (43°C)
  • Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (42°C)
  • ISU Echague, Isabela (42°C)
  • Clark Airport, Pampanga (42°C)
  • Puerto Princesa, Palawan (44°C)
  • Aborlan, Palawan (42°C)
  • Virac, Catanduanes (42°C)
  • Masbate City, Masbate (42°C)
  • Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur (42°C)
  • Cotabato City, Maguindanao (42°C)
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