52°C: Highest heat index so far in 2021 recorded in Dagupan

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.)

Cotabato City, Maguindanao (44°C, 2 p.m.)