The heat index in Iloilo City reached record high on Thursday, May 2.
The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO) registered a temperature of 48 degrees Celsius at 2:26 p.m.
This was the highest heat index recorded by the CDRRMO since 2010, according to Darwin Papa of the CDRRMO.
Papa advised the public to keep themselves hydrated and stay indoors.
State weather bureau PAGASA, in a report by GMA News, said the heat index is the measure of the temperature that a person feels in contrast to the actual air temperature.
Essentially, it measures “human discomfort” and is the “apparent temperature” felt by the human body. It is computed by factoring in the humidity as well as the air temperature.IMT