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Heat index hits 53°C in Butuan -PAGASA

PAGASA on Wednesday reported a record-high heat index of 53 degrees Celsius heat index in Butuan City.

The high human perceived temperature was recorded at 2 p.m.

This was followed by Ambulong, Tanauan City which reported a  51 degrees Celsius heat index; Sangley Point, Cavite City with 51 degrees Celsius; Clark, Pampanga with 46 degrees Celsius; and Maasin City with 46 degrees Celsius.

The weather bureau warned of dangers brought by a 41 degrees Celsius to 54 degrees Celsius heat index.

"Posible ang heat cramps at heat exhaustion na maaaring mauwi sa heat stroke kapag tuluy-tuloy ang physical activity," PAGASA said.



The heat index recorded at the Science Garden in Quezon City, meanwhile, hit 42 degrees Celsius at 3:50 p.m.

PAGASA also recorded a 36.8 degrees Celsius air temperature at the same time.



Easterlies, the ridge of a high-pressure area, and localized thunderstorms may bring partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers over Metro Manila and the rest of the country, according to PAGASA.

However, this has "no significant impact" on the country. —NB/KG, GMA News