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Philippines Heat Index Stays at Dangerous Levels in Several Regions

Heat Index

The heat index in various parts of the Philippines is expected to remain at dangerous levels over the next two days, according to forecasts from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA). Here are some details from the report of ABS-CBN News.

Scorching Temperatures Persist

Regions experiencing severe heat include parts of the National Capital Region (NCR), Region I, Region II, the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), and Region III.

NAIA and Quezon City Hit High Temperatures

In the National Capital Region, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City will reach a heat index of 42 degrees Celsius on Monday. It escalate to 44 degrees Celsius by Tuesday. Similarly, the heat index in Science Garden, Quezon City, will peak at 43 degrees Celsius on Monday. It slightly drop to 42 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.

Tuguegarao and Aparri Reach Dangerous Levels

In Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, the heat index will remain at 45 degrees Celsius until Tuesday, while in Aparri, Cagayan, it will climb to 46 degrees Celsius.

Dagupan City Bears Extreme Heat

The situation in Dagupan City, Pangasinan, is particularly concerning, with the heat index predicted to stay at 47 degrees Celsius on Monday. It marks the fourth consecutive day at this temperature level.

Iba, Zambales Experiences 53-Degree Heat

On Sunday, the heat in Iba, Zambales, hit an extreme 53 degrees Celsius, a new record high for the region. However, the temperature will drop to 43 degrees Celsius on Monday.

Public Health Warnings Issued

These dangerous heat levels can lead to heat-related illnesses, and authorities are urging the public to stay hydrated, avoid prolonged sun exposure, and seek shade during peak heat times. People with health risks, the elderly, and young children should take extra precautions during this period of intense heat.

Read Also: 45-Degree Heat Index Forecasted for Roxas City and Zamboanga City

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