PAGASA: 40 areas in danger level heat index on May 16

pagasa: 40 areas in danger level heat index on may 16

A woman waits for a jeepney during a hot day in Manila, April 19, 2024. REUTERS/ Lisa Marie David

Forty areas may experience a heat index at the danger level on Thursday, the state weather bureau PAGASA said.

These areas, according to PAGASA's heat index forecast issued at 5 p.m. Wednesday, are the following:



NAIA, Pasay City

Tuguegarao City, Cagayan

ISU Echague, Isabela

Baler (Radar), Aurora

Casiguran, Aurora

Alabat, Quezon

Catbalogan, Samar

Coron, Palawan

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Aborlan, Palawan

Daet, Camarines Norte

Siquijor, Siquijor

Davao City, Davao del Sur

Surigao City, Surigao del Norte



Sinait, Ilocos Sur

Laoag City, Ilocos Norte

MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte

Aparri, Cagayan

Iba, Zambales

Cubi Point, Subic Bay, Olongapo City

Sangley Point, Cavite

Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas

San Jose, Occidental Mindoro

Legazpi City, Albay

Masbate City, Masbate

Tacloban City, Leyte

Borongan, Eastern Samar

Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte



Cuyo, Palawan

Roxas City, Capiz

Iloilo City, Iloilo

Dumangas, Iloilo

Catarman, Northern Samar

Guiuan, Eastern Samar

Zamboanga City,  Zamboanga del Sur



Bacnotan, La Union

Virac (Synop), Catanduanes



Dagupan City, Pangasinan

CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur

Butuan City, Agusan del Norte


Baguio City will have the lowest heat index of 25°C.

Heat index is the measure of the temperature that a person feels, which is different from the actual air temperature. It is computed by factoring in the humidity and the air temperature.

PAGASA said heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely in areas experiencing a danger level heat index, which is from 42 to 51°C. Heat stroke is also possible with continued exposure.

The public was advised to stay hydrated, limit outdoor activity, and wear fresh clothes to avoid heat-related illnesses.  —Jiselle Anne Casucian/VBL, GMA Integrated News


This article PAGASA: 40 areas in danger level heat index on May 16 was originally published in GMA News Online.


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