PAGASA records ‘extreme danger’ heat index in E. Samar on June 9

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported an "extreme danger" heat index level in Guiuan, Eastern Samar on Sunday, June 9.

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The heat index in the said area was 52 degrees Celsius (°C) on Sunday, slightly lower than the highest heat index recorded this year, which was 55°C on May 26 and 28, also logged in the same town

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PAGASA said a heat index above 52°C indicates “extreme danger” as “heat stroke is imminent.”

Meanwhile, the state weather bureau recorded a heat index of 46°C in Virac (Synop), Catanduanes, and Aparri, Cagayan. Followed by 45°C in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte and Masbate City, Masbate.

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Tuguegarao City, Cagayan; Baler (Radar), Aurora; Casiguran, Aurora; Catarman, Northern Samar; and Daet, Camarines Norte had a 44°C heat index.

A 43°C heat index was felt in Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Pasay City, Metro Manila; Iba, Zambales; Sangley Point, Cavite; Infanta, Quezon; Romblon, Romblon; Cuyo, Palawan; Roxas City, Capiz; Dumangas, Iloilo; Tacloban City, Leyte; Maasin, Southern Leyte; Dipolog, Zamboanga Del Norte; and Zamboanga City, Zamboanga Del Sur.

PAGASA added that 42°C was felt in Dagupan City, Pangasinan; Itbayat, Batanes; CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija; Alabat, Quezon; Coron, Palawan; Legazpi City, Albay; Mambusao, Capiz; Mactan International Airport, Cebu; Borongan, Eastern Samar; and Butuan City, Agusan Del Norte.

On June 9, 31 areas have heat indices in the “danger” category.