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Dangerous heat index in 18 areas

by Kiko Cueto

STATE weather forecasters said that some 18 areas in the country will be experiencing dangerous levels in the heat index with one reaching as much as a scorching 45°C.

According to data from PAGASA, the following areas are expected to experience heat indexes ranging from 42°C to 45°C on April 18, 2024:

  • Aborlan, Palawan (45°C)
  • Dagupan City, Pangasinan (44°C)
  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (44°C)
  • Catarman, Northern Samar (44°C)
  • Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (43°C)
  • ISU Echague, Isabela (43°C)
  • Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas (43°C)
  • San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (43°C)
  • Iloilo City, Iloilo (43°C)
  • Dumangas, Iloilo (43°C)
  • Guiuan, Eastern Samar (43°C)
  • MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte (42°C)
  • Bacnotan, La Union (42°C)
  • Aparri, Cagayan (42°C)
  • Sangley Point, Cavite (42°C)
  • Coron, Palawan (42°C)
  • Virac (Synop), Catanduanes (42°C)
  • Roxas City, Capiz (42°C)

Meanwhile, PAGASA noted that in Metro Manila, they measured the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City and Science Garden in Quezon City are expected to reach 39°C to 40°C.

The heat index pertains to the measure of the temperature that a person feels.

This is different from the actual air temperature, as it is computed by factoring in the humidity as well as air temperature.



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