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Dagupan City scorches with 53°C; Crising now an LPA

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The heat index in Dagupan City, Pangasinan logged a record high of 53 degrees Celsius on Friday.

The Talomo River along Bailey Bridge and the Matina River along Brgy. Matina Pangi are placed under code red (critical level) as tropical depression ‘Crising’ —which has already weakened into a local pressure area—brings intermittent rains to Davao City.

Dagupan City’s Public Information Office said the temperature was higher by 1 degree Celsius than its heat index recorded May 12.

Friday’s record heat index was recorded at 2 p.m.

The state weather bureau PAGASA defines heat index as the human discomfort index or the “apparent” temperature that humans feel.

Heat indexes ranging above 41 degrees Celsius fall under the “danger” category as these could cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion.

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Meanwhile, there are no more areas with cyclone wind signals as Tropical Depression “Crising” has weakened into a low pressure area.

The LPA was last tracked in the vicinity of Piagapo, Lanao del Sur, the state weather bureau said.

PAGASA still forecast light to moderate, with at times heavy rains over Zamboanga Peninsula, Davao Oriental, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Davao City, Davao del Sur, Cotabato, Maguindanao, Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur, and Misamis Occidental.

It also maintained that isolated flash flooding and rain-induced landslides are possible during heavy or prolonged rainfall.

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