Sangley Point, Cavite sizzles with 51°C heat index

Published May 29, 2021, 7:09 PM

by Ellalyn De Vera-Ruiz

The highest heat index in the country on Saturday, May 29, was recorded in Sangley Point, Cavite at 51 degrees Celsius (°C).

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

A heat index above 40℃ is considered “dangerous” due to the high likelihood of heat cramps and heat exhaustion.

(MANILA BULLETIN)

Aside from Sangley Point, Cavite, the computed heat index values in 26 other areas are also within the “danger” level, based on the monitoring of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Here are the areas with above 40℃ heat index on Saturday.

Sangley Point, Cavite (51℃, 2 p.m.)

Legazpi City, Albay (46℃, 2 p.m.)

Alabat, Quezon (45℃, 2 p.m.)

Ambulong, Batangas (45℃, 2 p.m.)

Dagupan City, Pangasinan (45℃, 2 p.m.)

Catbalogan, Western Samar (44℃, 2 p.m.)

Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte (44℃, 2 p.m.)

Iba, Zambales (44℃, 2 p.m.)

Ninoy Aquino Internationa Airport, Pasay City (44℃, 2 p.m.)

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (44℃, 2 p.m.)

Clark Airport, Pampanga (43℃, 2 p.m.)

Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Olongapo City (43℃, 2 p.m.)

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (43℃, 2 p.m.)

Masbate City, Masbate (43℃, 1 p.m.)

Surigao City, Surigao del Norte (43℃, 2 p.m.)

Cotabato City, Maguindanao (42℃, 2 p.m.)

Dauis, Bohol (42℃, 2 p.m.)

Science Garden, Quezon City (42℃, 2 p.m.)

Tacloban City, Leyte (42℃, 2 p.m.)

Coron, Palawan (41℃, 2 p.m.)

Cuyo, Palawan (41℃, 2 p.m.)

Davao City, Davao del Sur (41℃, 1 p.m.)

Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental (41℃, 3 p.m.)

Maasin, Southern Leyte (41℃, 2 p.m.)

Port Area, Manila (41℃, 2 p.m.)

Sinait, Ilocos Sur (41℃, 2 p.m.)

Tayabas City, Quezon (41℃, 2 p.m.)

So far, the highest heat index in 2021 was registered in Dagupan City, Pangasinan at 53℃ on May 14.

 
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