Dagupan City heat index still at 47 degrees Celsius
MANILA – The city of Dagupan in Pangasinan on Thursday recorded a heat index of 47 degrees Celsius, the highest among areas monitored in the country by PAGASA.
It was recorded at 2 p.m., according to the state meteorological office.
The heat index at Sangley Point in Cavite reached 46 degrees Celsius on the same day.
In Metro Manila, a heat index of 42 degrees Celsius was measured in NAIA in Pasay City, while it was 39 degrees in the Manila port area.
A heat index of 41-54 degrees Celsius is classified as “dangerous,” while 32-41 degrees is “extreme caution,” according to PAGASA.
In the âdangerâ range, âheat cramps and heat exhaustion are likelyâ and âheat stroke is likely with continued activityâ.
The âextreme cautionâ range, on the other hand, can eventually cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion, and âcontinued activity can lead to heat strokeâ.
Dagupan has sizzled lately, its heat index hitting 53 degrees Celsius on May 14, the country’s record for this year.
PAGASA defines the heat index as the index of human discomfort or the âapparentâ temperature that humans perceive or experience as the temperature affecting their body.
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