Pagasa-Mactan warns of intense heat in next five days

Pia Piquero 12/09/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebuanos, especially those with pre-existing conditions, are advised to avoid too much exposure to the sun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. as this may have harmful effects on the body. Al Quiblat,…

Pagasa-Mactan to public: Brace for hot weather as heat index expected to go up

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 11/27/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The public is encouraged to brace for the hot weather condition today, November 27, 2023, as the state weather bureau in Mactan expects the heat index to go up to 36 degrees Celsius…

Heat index in Cebu on November 1 falls under extreme caution category

Niña Mae C. Oliverio, Rashe Zoe Sophia Piquero 11/01/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The heat index as of 12 noon on Wednesday, November 1, indicates scorching weather in Cebu City especially for those visiting the cemeteries during the day. The heat index is 39 degrees Celsius,…

Heat index in Cebu until Thursday, Sept. 8 falls under extreme caution category

Niña Mae C. Oliverio 09/06/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The heat index in Cebu is set to be under the “extreme caution” category, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration-Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan) on Wednesday, September 6. Cebu’s heat index on…

Pagasa: Visayas will have fair weather in next 5 days

Mariele Ocubillo 08/05/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire Visayas region will experience fair weather in the next five days starting today August 5, 2023, until August 9, Pagasa-Mactan said. Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) Mactan Chief…

Heat action plans: We need them NOW

Eleanor Pinugu - @inquirerdotnet 05/22/2023

There is a funny meme being passed around which shows a revised version of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. Instead of food and water, a new level was added to the bottom labeled “AIRCON”—suggesting that it is now…

Wet bulb temperatures

Michael L. Tan - @inquirerdotnet 05/16/2023

Last May 2, I wrote a column about the heat index, which measures both air temperature and relative humidity for a more accurate assessment of the possible risks coming from heat. Over the weekend, I learned about…

Heat index may go above 40°C in areas across PH — Pagasa

Jean Mangaluz - Reporter 05/13/2023

MANILA, Philippines — The heat index in several areas across the Philippines on Saturday could reach 40 degrees Celsius and above, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). The heat index is the…

More hot days ahead as El Niño looms in the corner — Pagasa

Wenilyn Sabalo 04/28/2023

(Part 1) CEBU CITY, Philippines — Ronald Robusto, 35, is a familiar sight to his regular customers as he braves the streets of Barangay Quiot in Cebu City while using his winnowing basket full of homemade “bibingka”…

Hot, humid weather prevails in Cebu

Morexette Marie B. Erram 04/27/2023

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Hot and humid weather prevails in Cebu on Thursday, April 27, 2023, according to the state weather bureau. The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration in Mactan (Pagasa-Mactan) said the entire Central…

Pagasa: Heat indices of 37-40°C to hit NCR, Occidental Mindoro, parts of Visayas

Sofia Abrogar - @inquirerdotnet 04/26/2023

MANILA, Philippines — Heat indices in Metro Manila, San Jose in Occidental Mindoro, and parts of Visayas may hit 40°C on Wednesday according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa). “Pagsapit po ng tanghali,…

Teachers’ group in Central Visayas seeks modular classes setup due to intense heat

Futch Anthony Inso 04/25/2023

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu—The Association of Concerned Teachers in Central Visayas (ACT-7) has formally requested the Department of Education (DepEd) for immediate and uniform implementation of modular classes amid a very high heat index being experienced lately. In…

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