Danger level heat index forecast in 30 areas; fair weather continues

By Ma. Cristina Arayata

May 6, 2024, 8:37 am

MANILA – At least 30 areas are forecast to experience danger level heat index, while the country will continue to experience fair weather with isolated rain showers, the weather bureau said Monday.

The highest heat index could peak at 47 degrees in Dagupan City, Pangasinan and Aparri, Cagayan.

Heat indices or what the temperature feels like to the human body when relative humidity is combined with the air, ranging from 42 to 45 degrees are forecast in these areas:

Sinait, Ilocos Sur
Laoag, Ilocos Norte
MMSU Batac, Ilocos Norte
Bacnotan, La Union
Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
ISU Echague, Isabela
Baler, Aurora
Casiguran, Aurora
Cubi Point, Subic Bay, Olongapo City
Sangley Point, Cavite
Ambulong, Tanauan Batangas
San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
Cuyo, Palawan
Daet, Camarines Norte
Virac, Catanduanes
Masbate City
CBSUA-Pili Camarines Sur
Roxas City, Capiz
Iloilo City
Dumangas, Iloilo
Catarman, Northern Samar
Catbalogan, Samar
Tacloban, Leyte
Borongan, Estern Samar
Guiuan, Eastern Samar
Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte

Earlier, the weather bureau's chief Nathaniel Servando said places that are flat, near coastal areas, and surrounded by mountains or valleys, will consistently have high heat indices likely until the second half of May.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said under danger level or 41°C to 51°C heat indices, heat cramps and heat exhaustion are likely.

Continued exposure to the sun could also cause heat stroke.

Meanwhile, fair weather will prevail across the archipelago on Monday, with isolated rain showers due to the easterlies and localized thunderstorms.

Light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas will also continue to prevail across the country, PAGASA said. (PNA)