Dangerous heat index forecast in Metro Manila, 23 other areas in Luzon

By: John Eric Mendoza – Reporter / @JEMendozaINQINQUIRER.net / 08:13 AM June 18, 2024

MANILA, Philippines — A dangerous heat index is forecast in Metro Manila and 23 other areas in Luzon on Tuesday, according to the state weather bureau.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said its station at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Pasay City is expected to record a heat index of 44 degrees Celsius (°C), while its station in Science Garden in Quezon City is forecast to log 43°C.

The heat index in the “danger” category ranges from 42°C to 51°C, which may cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke.

Other areas in Luzon with a dangerous heat index forecast on Tuesday
Aparri, Cagayan – 47°C

Tugegarao City, Cagayan – 46°C

Dagupan City, Pangasinan – 45°C

Echague, Isabela – 45°C

Laoag, Ilocos Norte – 44°C

Bacnotan, La Union – 44°C

Baler, Aurora – 44°C

Subic, Olongapo City – 44°C

Legazpi City, Albay – 44°C

Masbate City, Masbate – 44°C

Pili, Camarines Sur – 44°C

Calayan, Cagayan – 43°C

Clark, Pampanga – 43°C

Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – 43°C

Casiguran, Aurora – 43°C

Sinait, Ilocos Sur – 42°C

Batac, Ilocos Norte – 42°C

Itbayat, Batanes – 42°C

Basco, Batanes – 42°C

Bayumbong, Nueva Ecija – 42°C

Tanauan, Batangas – 42°C

Tanay, Rizal – 42°C

Daet, Camarines Norte – 42°C

Despite the projected dangerous heat index in parts of Luzon, other areas, particularly the western part of Southern Luzon and the western section of Central Luzon, are still expected to have overcast skies with rain showers due to the southwest monsoon, or “habagat,” according to Pagasa weather specialist Rhea Torres.

The Visayas and Mindanao are not projected to experience a dangerous heat index, but Torres said warm weather with chances of isolated rain showers and thunderstorms are possible.

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