• Fri. May 17th, 2024

    Cavite News

    Upholding Truth

    Record-Breaking Heat Index in Cavite City

    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) reported a staggering heat index of 44°C at Sangley Point, Cavite City this afternoon. This figure surpasses yesterday’s high of 41°C, marking a significant increase in temperature within a 24-hour period.

    The heat index, also known as the “real feel” temperature, is a measure of how hot it feels when relative humidity is factored in with the actual air temperature. A heat index of 44°C falls within the ‘danger’ category, indicating a high risk of heat cramps and heat exhaustion, and probable heat stroke with continued activity under the sun.

    Residents of Cavite City experienced the brunt of this heat wave, with the searing temperatures making it challenging to carry out daily activities. Local businesses and schools have been advised to take necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of their employees and students.

    However, there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon. PAGASA forecasts a slight decrease in the heat index starting tomorrow. While it is still recommended for residents to stay hydrated and avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun, this news comes as a relief to many who have been grappling with the intense heat.

    This record-breaking heat index underscores the escalating issue of global warming and climate change. It serves as a stark reminder of the urgent need for sustainable practices and climate-resilient strategies in our communities.

    Stay tuned for more updates on the weather conditions in Cavite City and other parts of the Philippines. Stay safe and keep cool.