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Thursday, May 30, 2024

PH sizzles as heat index hits danger levels at 46°C

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The country’s heat index may have soared Tuesday to its highest levels in several areas nationwide, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.

As of 6:55 pm, Aborlan, Palawan heat index was projected to the highest at 46 degrees Celsius, followed by Puerto Princesa, Tanauan, Batangas, at 44 degrees Celsius;

Tuguegarao, Dagupan, Roxas City, Capiz; Dumangas, Iloilo; Tacloban, Leyte; at 43 degrees Celsius, and Aparri, Cagayan; Abucay, Bataan; Sangley Point, Cavite; Virac, Catanduanes, and Catarman, Leyte, at 42 degrees Celsius

Temperatures of 42 to 51 degrees Celsius fall under the “danger category and may bring about heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, the weather bureau said. (MST)

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