Heat index in 30 areas, including Naia, to reach ‘danger’ level

Heat index in 30 areas, including Naia, to reach 'danger' level

The heat index in 30 areas, including the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) and Science Garden in Quezon City, is predicted to soar to a “danger” level on Wednesday. INQUIRER file photo

MANILA, Philippines — The weather bureau warned that the heat index in 30 areas, including the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) in Pasay City and Science Garden in Quezon City, was forecast to reach the “danger” level on Wednesday.

Based on the prediction of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) as of 5 p.m. on Tuesday, these areas are:

Central Bicol State University of Agriculture in Pili, Camarines Sur – 46 degrees Celsius

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro – 45 degrees Celsius

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan – 45 degrees Celsius

Aborlan, Palawan – 45 degrees Celsius

Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 45 degrees Celsius

Aparri, Cagayan – 45 degrees Celsius

Naia, Pasay City – 44 degrees Celsius

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – 44 degrees Celsius

Guiuan, Eastern Samar – 44 degrees Celsius

Science Garden, Quezon City – 43 degrees Celsius

Sangley Point, Cavite – 43 degrees Celsius

Central Luzon State University in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 43 degrees Celsius

Legazpi City, Albay – 43 degrees Celsius

Virac (Synop), Catanduanes – 43 degrees Celsius

Masbate City, Masbate – 43 degrees Celsius

Coron, Palawan – 43 degrees Celsius

Roxas City, Capiz – 43 degrees Celsius

Iloilo City, Iloilo – 43 degrees Celsius

La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental – 42 degrees Celsius

Dumangas, Iloilo – 42 degrees Celsius

Daet, Camarines Norte – 42 degrees Celsius

Baler (Radar), Aurora – 42 degrees Celsius

Casiguran, Aurora – 42 degrees Celsius

Barangay Ambulong in Tanauan, Batangas – 42 degrees Celsius

Alabat, Quezon – 42 degrees Celsius

Isabela State University in Echague, Isabela – 42 degrees Celsius

Iba, Zambales – 42 degrees Celsius

Catbalogan, Samar – 42 degrees Celsius

Catarman, Northern Samar – 42 degrees Celsius

Tacloban City, Leyte – 42 degrees Celsius

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Pagasa said temperatures ranging from 42 to 51 degrees Celsius fall under the “danger” category of heat indices.

People in areas under this category may experience heat cramps, exhaustion, and even heat stroke after drawn-out exposure to heat.

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To prevent the effects of sweltering weather, Pagasa said the public must limit time spent outdoors; drink plenty of water; avoid tea, coffee, soda, and liquor; use umbrellas, wear hats, and wear sleeved clothing outdoors; and schedule heavy-duty activities on the cooler periods of the day.

It added that symptoms of heat-related illnesses include heavy sweating, exhaustion or fatigue, dizziness or lightheadedness, blacking out or feeling dizzy when standing, a weak but fast pulse, nausea and vomiting.

In cases of emergency, Pagasa advises the following:

-Move the person to a shady spot and lie him or her down with legs elevated

-If conscious, have the person sip cool water

-Remove clothing. Apply cool water to the skin and provide ventilation

-Apply ice packs to the armpits, wrists, ankles and groin

-If the person’s condition worsens, immediately bring him/her to a hospital