48ºC heat index recorded in Aparri, Cagayan

48ºC heat index hounds Aparri, Cagayan

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 06:37 PM April 23, 2024

 Heat index hits 48 degrees Celsius in. Aparri, Cagayan


MANILA, Philippines — A scorching 48ºC heat index hounded Aparri, Cagayan on Tuesday while 30 other areas / locations likewise experienced a dangerous heat index, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

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


A heat index from 42ºC to 51ºC is under the danger category, Pagasa said.


The higher the heat index, the higher the risk there is for 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 23, 5:00 p.m., the following areas registered a dangerous heat index level:

  1. Aparri, Cagayan – 48ºC
  2. Sangley Point, Cavite – 47ºC
  3. Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 47ºC
  4. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro – 46ºC
  5. CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur – 46ºC
  6. Guiuan, Eastern Samar – 46ºC
  7. Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay, Metro Manila – 45ºC
  8. Cubi Pt. Subic Bay Olongapo City – 45ºC
  9. Masbate City, Masbate – 45ºC
  10. Tacloban City, Leyte – 45ºC
  11. Coron, Palawan – 44ºC
  12. Puerto Princesa, Palawan – 44ºC
  13. Aborlan, Palawan – 44ºC
  14. Legazpi City, Albay – 44ºC
  15. Virac (Synop), Catanduanes – 44ºC
  16. Roxas City, Capiz – 44ºC
  17. Iloilo City, Iloilo – 44ºC
  18. Science Garden, Quezon City, Metro Manila – 43ºC
  19. Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – 43ºC
  20. CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 43ºC
  21. Baler (Radar), Aurora – 43ºC
  22. Casiguran, Aurora – 43ºC
  23. Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas – 43ºC
  24. Alabat, Quezon – 43ºC
  25. Dumangas, Iloilo – 43ºC
  26. La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental – 43ºC
  27. Catarman, Northern Samar – 43ºC
  28. ISU Echague, Isabela – 42ºC
  29. Iba, Zambales – 42ºC
  30. Daet, Camarines Norte – 42ºC
  31. Laguindingan Airport, Misamis Oriental – 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 clothing, apply cool water to the skin and provide ventilation
  • Apply ice packs to the armpits, wrists, ankles, and groin
  • Bring to hospital immediately


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