PAGASA’s synoptic stations at Dagupan City and Sangley Point in Cavite City recorded the highest heat index in the country on Tuesday afternoon at 49°C.
According to the weather bureau, the two cities are followed by Ambulong in Tanauan City with 48°C, and Masbate City and Science City of Muñoz with 45°C.
The weather agency warned anew that a heat index ranging from 41°C to 54°C may lead to heat cramps and exhaustion. Heat stroke is also possible amid continuous physical activity.
PAGASA reminded the public to drink water and refrain from physical activities in the afternoon to avoid heat stress.
Meanwhile, the heat index soared to 41°C at the Science Garden in Quezon City at 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
PAGASA also recorded a maximum temperature of 36.2°C in the area at 3:50 p.m.
Moreover, the agency said Echague in Isabela on Monday recorded the highest temperature so far this dry season at 41.2°C.
Tuguegarao City followed with 39.7°C, San Jose, Occidental Mindoro with 38.5°C, Camiling in Tarlac with 38.3°C, and Hacienda Luisita in Tarlac with 37.2°C. -NB, GMA News