Sat. Jan 22nd, 2022

By the Staff

MANILA — THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) has recorded what could be the hottest day of the year on Wednesday (06 May 6 2020) at 43 degrees.

The sizzling temperature was recorded at around 3 p.m. at the Pagasa Science Garden weather station in Diliman, Quezon City.

Other areas to have felt high heat indexes were in Northern and Central Luzon, with Echague, Isabela at 40°C, Tuguegarao City at 39.6°C, Camiling, Tarlac at 39.4°C, Science City of Muñoz at 38°C, and Clark, Pampanga at 37.9°C.

Heat indexes are classified by Pagasa through temperatures felt by the human body, between 32°C and 41°C as “extreme caution” and 41°C to 54°C as “dangerous.”

Pagasa said the latter could lead to heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke with continuous activity.

With this development, the public is adviced by the weather bureau to avoid the outdoor heat between 12 noon to 4 p.m, and if it cannot be avoided, people are advised to use sun protection for outdoor activities and stay hydrated. (ia/

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