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Here are the places in PH with the highest computed heat index

It's getting hot in here!

In case you're making plans for a summer trip in the Philippines, here are the local places with the hottest heat index which you may want to avoid.

For the period of March 1 to April 27, the area with highest computed heat index is Guiuan, Eastern Samar at 49 °C.

The top five for that time period include Butuan City, Agusan del Norte (48 °C); Legazpi City, Albay (47 °C); San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (47 °C); and Dagupan City, Pangasinan (48 °C).

According to PAGASA, a heat index of 52 °C and above is an extreme danger level with heat stroke imminent.

A temperature of 42 - 51 °C is a danger level with heat cramps and heat exhaustion likely, and heat stroke is probable with continued exposure.

Meanwhile, 33 - 41 °C is a level for extreme caution with possible heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Continuing activity could also lead to heat stroke.

Finally, 27 - 32 °C is a level for caution with possible fatigue. Heat cramps could also happen as a result of continuing activity.

For the next two days on April 28 and April 29, Dagupan City, Pangasinan is projected to have the highest heat index at 44 °C. Sangley Point, Cavite comes in second with a projected 43 °C.

Aparri, Cagayan and Roxas City, Capiz are tied for third with a forecast of 42 °C each.

Several areas are projected to have a heat index of 40 °C in the next two days, including the following for Metro Manila: Port Area, Manila; NAIA, Pasay City; and Science Garden, Quezon City.

Puetro Princesa City, Palawan may register a heat index of 41 °C.

Sinait, Ilocos Sur; Laog City, Ilocos Norte; Tugegarao City, Cagayan; Iba, Zambales; Baler (Radar), Aurora; Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas; Masbate City, Masbate; and Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte are all projected to have a heat index of 40 °C.

If you're wondering what are some of the places in the Philippines with the coolest temperature, it includes none other than Baguio in the top spot.

To avoid heat stroke and the like, don't forget to be aware of how much water you need and the signs of dehydration.

Stay cool, mga Kapuso!

—Kimberly Tsao/MGP, GMA Integrated News

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