‘Dangerous’ heat index may be felt in Metro Manila, 29 other areas on April 24

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said heat indices in parts of the country, including Metro Manila, could reach the “danger” level on Wednesday, April 24. 

Students and pedestrians walking along United Nations Avenue in Manila with their umbrellas and fans to protect themselves the heat on Wednesday, April 17  (Noel B. Pabalate)

PAGASA said the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) station in Pasay City may have a heat index of 44°C, while PAGASA Science Garden in Quezon City may feel a heat index of 43°C. 

PAGASA also said a dangerous heat index of 46°C may be recorded in the Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) station in Pili, Camarines Sur. 

In Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Aparri, Cagayan; San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; and Aborlan, Palawan, a heat index of 45°C may be felt. 

A heat index of 44°C may also be recorded in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan and Guiuan, Eastern Samar. 

Meanwhile, a heat index of 43°C may be expected in Central Luzon State University (CLSU) station in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija; Sangley Point, Cavite; Coron, Palawan; Legazpi City, Albay; Virac, Catanduanes; Masbate City, Masbate; Roxas City, Capiz; and Iloilo City, Iloilo. 

In Isabela State University (ISU) station in Isabela, Cagayan; Iba, Zambales; Baler, Aurora; Casiguran, Aurora; Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas; Alabat, Quezon; Daet, Camarines Norte; Dumangas, Iloilo; La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental; Catarman, Northern Samar; Catbalogan, Samar; and Tacloban, Leyte, a heat index of 42°C may be felt. 

The highest heat index recorded since 2024 began was 48°C in Roxas, Capiz on March 28 and in Aparri, Cagayan on April 23. 

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