Metro Manila’s air temperature reached 35.4 degrees Celsius on Saturday afternoon, the hottest day of the year so far.
PAGASA reported that the 35.4 degrees Celsius was recorded at the Science Garden monitoring station in Quezon City at around 3:50 p.m. Saturday.
On April 4, the heat index in Dagupan City, Pangasinan reached 48.2 degrees Celsius.
According to PAGASA, Heat Index are human discomfort index that gives the “apparent” temperature or what human perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their body. High air temperatures and high relative humidity will give high apparent temperatures or indices.
With the heat indices ranging from 32 to 41 degrees Celsius, PAGASA reminds that “heat Cramps and Heat exhaustion are possible” and “Heat stroke is probable with continued activity.” People are advised to stay indoor as much as possible and to always drink water.