13 areas experience 'dangerous' heat index on June 7 --- PAGASA

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) observed "dangerous" heat indices in 13 areas on Friday, June 7.

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The highest heat index of the day recorded by PAGASA was 45 degrees Celsius (°C) in Itbayat, Batanes, followed by 44°C in Maasin, Southern Leyte.

A heat index of 43°C was experienced in Aparri, Cagayan, and ISU Echague, Isabela.

Meanwhile, temperatures reached 42°C in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Pasay City, Metro Manila; Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Bacnotan, La Union; Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Alabat, Quezon; Cuyo, Palawan; Virac (Synop), Catanduanes; Dumangas, Iloilo; and Catarman, Northern Samar.

PAGASA classifies a heat index within the danger level if it ranges from 42°C to 51°C.

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This heat index classification indicates the likelihood of heat-related issues such as cramps and exhaustion and an increased risk of heat stroke with continued activity.


June 8 heat index forecast


Meanwhile, for June 8, PAGASA said that six areas may still experience heat indices that are considered "dangerous."

These areas are Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Aparri, Cagayan; Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; ISU Echague, Isabela; and Maasin, Southern Leyte.

PAGASA added that Bacnotan, La Union, may have a heat index of 42°C