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45-Degree Heat Index Forecasted for Roxas City and Zamboanga City

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The heat is intensifying across the Philippines as the heat index is expected to reach 45 degrees Celsius in Roxas City, Western Visayas, and Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur, on Tuesday, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

Here are some details from the report of ABS-CBN News.

Forecast Highlights

Five towns and cities can expect heat indices of up to 44 degrees Celsius. These areas include:

  • Dagupan City
  • Puerto Princesa City and Aborlan in Palawan
  • Virac, Catanduanes
  • CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur

Additionally, eight locations are forecast to have heat indices of 43 degrees Celsius, including:

  • CLSU Munoz, Nueva Ecija
  • Sangley Point, Cavite
  • San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
  • Iloilo City, Iloilo
  • Guiuan, Eastern Samar
  • Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Cotabato City, Maguindanao
  • Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

The heat index in Metro Manila, particularly at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) in Pasay City, is expected to hit 42 degrees. Other areas that will also see 42 degrees include Aparri, Cagayan; Clark Airport (DMIA) in Pampanga; Ambulong, Tanauan Batangas; Infanta, Quezon; Coron, Palawan; Daet, Camarines Norte; Masbate City; Dumangas in Iloilo; and Davao City in Davao del Sur.

The Science Garden in Quezon City recorded Monday’s hottest temperature at 36.9 degrees Celsius at 3 p.m.

Weather Conditions and Possible Rainfall

PAGASA weather forecaster Obet Badrina noted that easterlies coming from the Pacific Ocean could bring rain to the east of Southern Luzon, particularly in Catanduanes, Albay, and Sorsogon, as well as the Samar provinces. Rain showers might happen, but the heat index is still likely to remain high.

Heat Safety Precautions

Given the forecasted high heat indices, the public is urged to take precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses, including:

  • Staying indoors or in shaded areas as much as possible.
  • Wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing.
  • Staying hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Using fans or air conditioning to cool down.

Authorities are reminding everyone to be vigilant for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke and to seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Read Also: El Niño Ravages Farmland in Zamboanga City, Causing Nearly P4 Million in Damage

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