Above 41°C 'dangerous' heat index recorded in 22 areas

Published May 9, 2021, 6:16 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

Twenty-two monitoring stations across the Philippines registered on Sunday, May, 9, “dangerous” heat index values amid the prevalence of the easterlies that have been bringing warm and humid weather conditions over the country.


The following monitoring stations recorded on Sunday the highest heat index values, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Dagupan City, Pangasinan (49 degrees Celsius)

Sangley Point, Cavite (46°C)

Ambulong, Batangas (45°C)

NAIA, Pasay City (44°C)

Catbalogan, Western Samar (43°C)

Clark Airport, Pampanga (43°C)

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (43°C)

Casiguran, Aurora (42°C)

Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte (42°C)

Iba, Zambales (42°C)

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (42°C)

Masbate City, Masbate (42°C)

Port Area, Manila (42°C)

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (42°C)

Cotabato City, Maguindanao (41°C)

Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Olongapo City (41°C)

Dauis, Bohol (41°C)

Davao City, Davao del Sur (41°C)

El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental (41°C)

Roxas City, Capiz (41°C)

Science Garden, Quezon City (41°C)

Sinait, Ilocos Sur (41°C)

The heat index is the measurement of how hot it really feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature.

A heat index between 41℃ and 54℃ is under what the PAGASA considers as “danger” level due to the high likelihood of heat cramps and heat exhaustion.

The highest heat index so far in 2021 was recorded in Dagupan City, Pangasinan on May 8 at 51℃.

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PAGASA on Sunday afternoon said the intertropical convergence zone or ITCZ will continue to bring scattered rain showers over Palawan, Eastern Visayas, and Mindanao.

Meanwhile, the easterlies will continue to bring generally fair weather conditions over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

However, isolated rain showers or thunderstorms may also occur in these areas in the afternoon or evening.