It’s getting hot in San Jose, Occidental Mindoro as the heat index peaked at 41°C at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. This means that the weather may feel hotter than it actually is due to high humidity levels.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) reported that the dry-bulb temperature, which is the regular air temperature, was at 33.2°C in the Occidental Mindoro town.
The relative humidity, which measures the amount of moisture in the air, was at a high 63%, making it feel much hotter.
Across the country, the highest heat index recorded on Tuesday was in Dipolog City, which reached 43°C.
San Jose has been among the top five areas with the highest recorded heat index in the Philippines from March 1 to April 25.
For Wednesday, the heat index in San Jose may reach 40°C, so it’s important to take precautions to prevent heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Stay hydrated, avoid staying under the sun for prolonged periods, and wear light, breathable clothing to keep cool.