After a few days of rain, the Philippines returns to extreme heat and dry weather. On Friday, May 24, 2024, Taguig City and the southern part of Metro Manila will experience hazardous heat levels measuring 42 degrees Celsius.

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According to the heat index list provided by the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the following areas will face dangerously high heat conditions this Friday:

• Laoag City, Ilocos Norte
• Aparri, Cagayan
• Cuyo, Palawan
• Roxas City, Capiz
• Mambusao, Capiz
• Iloilo City, Iloilo

• San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
• Dumangas, Iloilo
• Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur

• Dagupan City, Pangasinan
• Bacnotan, La Union
• Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
• Aborlan, Palawan
• La Granja, La Carlota, Negros Occidental
• Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte

• Sinait, Ilocos Sur
• MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte
• Tuguegarao City, Cagayan
• Casiguran, Aurora
• Surigao City, Surigao del Norte
• Butuan City, Agusan del Norte

• NAIA, Pasay City
• ISU Echague, Isabela
• Iba, Zambales
• CLSU Muñoz, Nueva Ecija
• Baler (Radar), Aurora
• Cubi Pt., Subic Bay, Olongapo City
• Ambulong, Tanauan, Batangas
• Infanta, Quezon
• Coron, Palawan
• Daet, Camarines Norte
• Legazpi City, Albay
• Virac (Synop), Catanduanes
• CBSUA-Pili, Camarines Sur
• Siquijor, Siquijor
• Catarman, Northern Samar
• Cotabato City, Maguindanao

The heat index is a measure of the temperature that people feel, which is different from the actual air temperature. It is calculated by factoring in the humidity and air temperature.

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Areas that reach the danger heat index level between 42 and 51°C may experience heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Constant exposure to excessive heat could potentially lead to a heat stroke.