46ºC heat index hounds Puerto Princesa City

46ºC heat index hounds Puerto Princesa City

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 08:06 PM April 22, 2024


 46 degrees Celsius heat index hits Puerto Princesa City



 MANILA, Philippines — A dangerous peak heat index of 46ºC (degrees Celsius) hounded Puerto Princesa City, Palawan on Monday, while 26 other areas  / locations likewise logged a heat index within the danger category, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).


Pagasa said heat index refers to the measure of the contribution that high humidity makes with abnormally high temperatures in reducing the body’s ability to cool itself.


A heat index ranging from 42ºC to 51ºC is under t “danger category” and may lead to various heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke during continued exposure.

Based on Pagasa’s latest computed heat index as of April 22, 5:00 p.m., the following areas registered a dangerous heat index:

  1. Puerto Princesa, Palawan – 46ºC
  2. Aborlan, Palawan – 45ºC
  3. Virac (Synop), Catanduanes – 45ºC
  4. Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur – 45ºC
  5. CBSU-Pili, Camarines Sur – 44ºC
  6. Iloilo City, Iloilo – 44ºC
  7. Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte – 44ºC
  8. Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 43ºC
  9. Aparri, Cagayan – 43ºC
  10. CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 43ºC
  11. Sangley Point, Cavite – 43ºC
  12. Coron, Palawan – 43ºC
  13. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro – 43ºC
  14. Masbate City, Masbate – 43ºC
  15. Roxas City, Capiz – 43ºC
  16. Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay City, Metro Manila – 42ºC
  17. Baler (Radar), Aurora – 42ºC
  18. Casiguran, Aurora – 42ºC
  19. Ambulong, Tanauan Batangas – 42ºC
  20. Infanta, Quezon – 42ºC
  21. Daet, Camarines Norte – 42ºC
  22. Dumangas, Iloilo – 42ºC
  23. Catbalogan, Samar – 42ºC
  24. Davao City, Davao del Sur – 42ºC
  25. Cotabato City, Maguindanao – 42ºC
  26. Butuan City, Agusan del Norte – 42ºC

In cases of heat-related emergencies, Pagasa reminded the public to do the following:

  • Move the person to a shaded area and lie him/her down with legs elevated 
  • If conscious, have them sip cool water
  • Remove extra layers of clothing, loosen tight clothes, apply cool water to the skin and provide ventilation
  • Apply ice packs to the armpits, wrists, ankles, and groin
  • Bring to a hospital immediately
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