Iloilo City recorded “dangerous” heat indexes this Holy Week.

On Holy Tuesday, March 26, the heat index – the temperature as felt by the human body – in the city reached 43 degrees Celsius (°C).

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) considers a heat index reaching  42 ℃ and 51℃ as “dangerous.”

On Holy Wednesday, March 27, and Maundy Thursday, March 28, the heat indexes in the city peaked at 42 ℃ and 43 ℃, respectively.

The city registered the highest heat index on Good Friday, March 29, at 44 ℃.

On Black Saturday, March 30, the metropolis sizzled at a scorching 43 ℃.

According to the state weather bureau, a heat index under the “danger” category could likely cause heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke.IMT