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48ºC heat index hounds Aparri, Cagayan – Pagasa

By: Zacarian Sarao - | April 23,2024 - 08:46 PM

 Heat index hits 48 degrees Celsius in. Aparri, Cagayan

MANILA, Philippines — A scorching 48ºC heat index hounded Aparri, Cagayan on Tuesday while 30 other areas / locations likewise experienced a dangerous heat index, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).

Pagasa defines heat index as a measure of the contribution that high humidity makes with abnormally high temperatures in reducing the body’s ability to cool itself.

A heat index from 42ºC to 51ºC is under the danger category, Pagasa said.

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The higher the heat index, the higher the risk there is for various heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke during continued exposure.

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Based on Pagasa’s latest computed heat index as of April 23, 5:00 p.m., the following areas registered a dangerous heat index level:

Aparri, Cagayan – 48ºC

Sangley Point, Cavite – 47ºC

Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 47ºC

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro – 46ºC

CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur – 46ºC

Guiuan, Eastern Samar – 46ºC

Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Pasay, Metro Manila – 45ºC

Cubi Pt. Subic Bay Olongapo City – 45ºC

Masbate City, Masbate – 45ºC

Tacloban City, Leyte – 45ºC

Coron, Palawan – 44ºC

Puerto Princesa, Palawan – 44ºC

Aborlan, Palawan – 44ºC

Legazpi City, Albay – 44ºC

Virac (Synop), Catanduanes – 44ºC

Roxas City, Capiz – 44ºC

Iloilo City, Iloilo – 44ºC

Science Garden, Quezon City, Metro Manila – 43ºC

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – 43ºC

CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 43ºC

Baler (Radar), Aurora – 43ºC

Casiguran, Aurora – 43ºC

Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas – 43ºC

Alabat, Quezon – 43ºC

Dumangas, Iloilo – 43ºC

La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental – 43ºC

Catarman, Northern Samar – 43ºC

ISU Echague, Isabela – 42ºC

Iba, Zambales – 42ºC

Daet, Camarines Norte – 42ºC

Laguindingan Airport, Misamis Oriental – 42ºC

In cases of heat-related emergencies, Pagasa reminded the public to do the following:

  • Move the person to a shaded area and lie him/her down with legs elevated
  • If conscious, have them sip cool water
  • Remove extra layers of clothing, loosen tight clothing, apply cool water to the skin and provide ventilation
  • Apply ice packs to the armpits, wrists, ankles, and groin
  • Bring to hospital immediately
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