Metro Manila records highest temperature for 2019

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The capital's temperature hit 36.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, April 21) — Metro Manila recorded the hottest temperature for this year Sunday afternoon at 36.6 degrees Celsius, weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

The temperature was recorded at the bureau’s Science Garden at 2:56 p.m.

With this, there was a recorded heat index of 39 degrees Celsius.

The heat index measures the actual temperature felt by people by factoring in the humidity levels in the area.

Based on PAGASA data, a heat index between 41 to 54 degrees Celsius could have dangerous effects on the human body, including heat cramps and heat exhaustion. Heat stroke is also probable.

People should exercise extreme caution in areas with a heat index between 32 to 41 degrees Celsius, as heat cramps and heat exhaustion are possible, and continued activity could result in a heat stroke.