As the temperature in the Philippines continue to rise, the state weather bureau explains what heat index is, how it affects us, and how do we protect ourselves from the scorching summer heat.
On March 23, 2019, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) officially declared the start of the summer season in the country, along with a warning of hotter and warmer days ahead.
Some of us have been eagerly waiting for summer to arrive, to the extent of working out on that ‘beach-ready body’ so we could confidently flaunt them this year. Because why not? Summer is the time to relax, have fun and enjoy the beach and the outdoors.
But it is also important to take note that summer is the time when the heat index is at its highest.
The summer heat is on so it is important to hydrate by drinking plenty of water.
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