37 areas may have ‘dangerous’ heat indices on May 24

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said 37 areas including Metro Manila may experience “dangerous” heat indices on Friday, May 24.

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PAGASA said Laoag City, Ilocos Norte; Aparri, Cagayan; Cuyo, Palawan; Roxas City, Capiz; Mambusao, Capiz; and Iloilo City, Iloilo may have a heat index of 46 degrees Celsius (°C)


A heat index of 45°C may also be felt in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro; Dumangas, Iloilo; and Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur while a heat index of 44°C may be experienced in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Bacnotan, La Union; Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Aborlan, Palawan; La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental; and Dipolog, Zamboanga Del Norte.


PAGASA also noted that Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Bacnotan, La Union; Puerto Princesa City, Palawan; Aborlan, Palawan; La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental; and Dipolog, Zamboanga Del Norte may have heat index of 44°C.


Meanwhile, the heat index in Sinait, Ilocos Sur; MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte; Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Casiguran, Aurora; Surigao City, Surigao Del Norte; and Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte may reach 43°C.


It added that NAIA Pasay City, Metro Manila; ISU Echague, Isabela; Iba, Zambales; CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija; Baler (Radar), Aurora; Cubi Pt., Subic Bay Olongapo City; Ambulong, Tanauan Batangas; Infanta, Quezon; Coron, Palawan; Daet, Camarines Norte; Legazpi City, Albay; Virac, Catanduanes; CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur; Siquijor, Siquijor; Catarman, Northern Samar and Cotabato City, Maguindanao may reach 42°C heat index