PAGASA Registers Hottest Day in Metro Manila During Dry Season

The agency recorded a 41 degrees Celsius heat index.
Photo/s: Jerome Ascaño

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recorded the highest temperature in Metro Manila for the dry season at 36.5 degrees Celsius, taken at 3:45 p.m. at the Science Garden in Quezon City.

The heat index, or the temperature people feel, was at 41 degrees Celsius.

While the recorded temperature in Quezon City was high, PAGASA said there were even hotter temperatures in other areas. Dagupan City in Pangasinan and Sangley Point in Cavite hit a heat index of 50 degrees Celsius.

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Tanauan City in Batangas hit 48 degrees, and the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija and Tuguegarao City in Cagayan de Oro both hit 47 degrees.

On April 22, PAGASA recorded the hottest day of the year in Metro Manila, with the heat index hitting 42 degrees Celsius.

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Heat indices that range from 41 to 54 degrees Celsius are considered dangerous and can lead to several complications.

“Panganib ang dulot ng 41 – 54°C na heat index. Posible ang heat cramps at heat exhaustion na maaaring mauwi sa heat stroke kapag tuluy-tuloy ang physical activity,” PAGASA said.

The agency advised citizens to stay hydrated.

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