Heat index reaches danger level in 25 areas on June 17 --- PAGASA


Twenty-five areas nationwide experienced a heat index that is considered “dangerous” on Monday, June 17, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

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PAGASA said the highest heat index of the day was recorded in Aparri, Cagayan at 47 degrees Celsius (°C).

Heat indices in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; and Masbate City, Masbate were recorded at 45°C.

PAGASA recorded a heat index of 44°C in Bacnotan, La Union; Baler (Radar), Aurora; and CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur while a 43°C heat index was observed in NAIA, Pasay City; Calayan, Cagayan; and CLSU Munoz, Nueva Ecija.

The heat index in Science Garden, Quezon City; Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Laoag City, Ilocos; MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte; Itbayat, Batanes; Basco (Radar), Batanes; NVSU Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya; ISU Echague, Isabela; Casiguran, Aurora; Abucay, Bataan; Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Olongapo City; Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas; Tanay, Rizal (Radar); Daet, Camarines Norte; and Legazpi City, Albay reached 42°C.

PAGASA said a heat index under the “danger” level ranges from 42 to 51°C.

Affected individuals in these areas may experience heat-related illnesses including cramps and exhaustion. There is also a higher risk of heat stroke with continued activity.