May 12, 2021,
Dagupan City in Pangasinan recorded the country’s highest heat index so far in 2021 at 52 degrees Celsius (°C) on Wednesday afternoon, May 12.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recorded the 52°C heat index at around 2 p.m., which surpassed the 51°C heat index that was registered also in Dagupan City on May 8.
PAGASA monitored “dangerous” heat index values in the following areas on Wednesday.
Dagupan City, Pangasinan (52°C, 2 p.m.)
Sangley Pt., Cavite (46°C, 2 p.m.)