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Metro Manila bakes at 36.2°C
Metro Manila, meanwhile, recorded a heat index of 40° Celsius, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. Heat index is what people feel is the temperature affecting their body.
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Metro Manila bakes at 36.2°C

Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - May 15, 2021 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Metro Manila sizzled yesterday afternoon as the temperature hit 36.2° Celsius, the hottest recorded so far in the capital this dry season.

The temperature was recorded at the PAGASA Science Garden in Quezon City at around 3:01 p.m.

Metro Manila, meanwhile, recorded a heat index of 40° Celsius, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. Heat index is what people feel is the temperature affecting their body.

PAGASA said Metro Manila will continue to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers and thunderstorms due to the easterlies, or warm air from the Pacific.

Meanwhile, Dagupan City, Pangasinan posted a new record-high heat index at 53 degrees Celsius yesterday.

PAGASA warned a heat index of 41 to 54° Celsius could trigger heat cramps and heat exhaustion, which could lead to heat stroke with continued activity.  

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