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Dangerous heat index grips 39 areas; Sangley Point, Cavite hits 48ºC

By: - Reporter / @zacariansINQ
/ 06:24 PM April 24, 2024

Dangerous heat index grips 39 areas; Sangley Point, Cavite hits 48ºC


MANILA, Philippines — A dangerous heat index gripped thirty nine areas across the country on Wednesday, with Sangley Point in Cavite peaking at 48ºC (degrees Celsius), 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 the danger category.


Once it reaches this point, the risk for various heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke during continued exposure increases.

Based on Pagasa’s latest computed heat index as of 5:00 p.m. on April 24,  the following areas registered a dangerous heat index:

  1. Sangley Point, Cavite – 48ºC
  2. Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 47ºC
  3. Baler (Radar), Aurora – 47ºC
  4. Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay, Metro Manila – 46ºC
  5. Roxas City, Capiz – 46ºC
  6. Cubi Pt., Subic Bay Olongapo City – 45ºC
  7. Aborlan, Palawan – 45ºC
  8. Legazpi City, Albay – 45ºC
  9. Virac (Synop), Catanduanes – 45ºC
  10. Aparri, Cagayan – 44ºC
  11. Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – 44ºC
  12. ISU Echague, Isabela – 44ºC
  13. Ambulong, Tanauan Batangas – 44ºC
  14. San Jose, Occidental Mindoro – 44ºC
  15. Puerto Princesa, Palawan – 44ºC
  16. Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur – 44ºC
  17. Bacnotan, La Union – 43ºC
  18. Casiguran, Aurora – 43ºC
  19. Tayabas City, Quezon City – 43ºC
  20. Coron, Palawan – 43ºC
  21. Iloilo City, Iloilo – 43ºC
  22. Dumangas, Iloilo – 43ºC
  23. Catarman, Northern Samar – 43ºC
  24. Guiuan, Eastern Samar – 43ºC
  25. Tacloban City, Leyte – 43ºC
  26. Science Garden Quezon City, Metro Manila – 42ºC
  27. Laoag City, Ilocos Norte – 42ºC
  28. Iba, Zambales – 42ºC
  29. Clark Airport (DMIA), Pampanga – 42ºC
  30. CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 42ºC
  31. Infanta, Quezon – 42ºC
  32. Alabat, Quezon – 42ºC
  33. Mulanay, Quezon – 42ºC
  34. Calapan, Oriental Mindoro – 42ºC
  35. Masbate City, Masbate – 42ºC
  36. CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur – 42ºC
  37. Davao City, Davao del Sur – 42ºC
  38. Cotabato City, Maguindanao – 42ºC
  39. 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, 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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