Dagupan City swelters with 50°C heat index

Published May 11, 2021, 5:41 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The heat index continued to soar as hot and humid weather prevailed over several parts of the country on Tuesday, May 11.


Based on the monitoring of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration, the following stations recorded the highest heat index values on Tuesday.

Dagupan City, Pangasinan (50°C, 2 p.m.)

Aparri, Cagayan (46°C, 2 p.m.)

Ambulong, Batangas (45°C, 2 p.m.)

Sangley Pt., Cavite (45°C, 2 p.m.)

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (44°C, 2 p.m.)

Casiguran, Aurora (43°C, 2 p.m.)

Clark Airport, Pampanga (43°C, 2 p.m.)

Cotabato City, Maguindanao (43°C, 2 p.m.)

NAIA, Pasay City (43°C, 2 p.m.)

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (43°C, 2 p.m.)

Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Olongapo City (42°C, 2 p.m.)

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (42°C, 11 a.m.)

Iba, Zambales (41°C, 11 a.m.)

Legazpi City, Albay (41°C, 2 p.m.)

PAGASA attributed the warm and humid weather conditions to the prevalence of the easterlies over Visayas and Luzon except for Palawan.

READ: How to stay cool amid the scorching weather

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

PAGASA also reminded the public to take extra precautions during a severe thunderstorm activity as it could trigger flash floods or landslides.

Furthermore, the weather bureau has spotted a low pressure area (LPA) at 640 kilometers east of Davao City around 3 p.m.

The LPA embedded in the intertropical convergence zone is expected to bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Palawan and Mindanao.

PAGASA advised the public to remain alert against possible flash floods or landslides due to the occurrence of moderate to at times heavy rains.