DAGUPAN CITY – The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has recorded a dangerous 44°C heat index in Dagupan City earlier today, April 26.
According to PAGASA, the temperature was recorded around 2PM in the city, with a dry-bulb temperature of 34°C.
Due to the high temperature, the likelihood of heat cramps and heat exhaustion is high. This can also potentially lead to heat stroke if physical activity continues during this time.
To avoid such illnesses, PAGASA is urging the public to take precautions and drink plenty of water. Drinking water can help prevent dehydration and other types of illnesses.
In addition, the agency reminds people to rest in areas with sufficient ventilation and to cool down their bodies.
Currently, PAGASA continues to release reminders to protect the public’s health, especially during the hot season.