Extreme Heat Causes Concern for Public Health in Dagupan City

DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has reported a heat index of 41°C in Dagupan City today at 2PM. This is considered to be in the Extreme Caution Category, which means that individuals must take extra precautions to avoid heat-related illnesses.

The maximum temperature recorded in the area was 34.3°C, with humidity at 54%. With these conditions, there is a high risk of heat cramps and heat exhaustion, which can progress to heat stroke if physical activity continues despite experiencing heat cramps.

Experts advise the public to take necessary measures to prevent dehydration and other health problems, such as drinking plenty of water and avoiding prolonged exposure to the sun. It is also recommended to wear lightweight, light-colored clothing and to take frequent breaks in shaded areas.

Local authorities have issued warnings to the public to be vigilant and to take care of their health, especially during this hot weather. They advise individuals to avoid strenuous outdoor activities during peak temperatures and to seek medical attention if experiencing symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, and nausea.

As temperatures continue to rise in the coming days, it is crucial for everyone to stay informed and take necessary precautions to prevent heat-related illnesses. Let us all prioritize our health and safety during these challenging times.