Expect even hotter days ahead, says the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), as temperatures will continue to rise in April. This goes for Metro Manila and the rest of the country.
In a report by inquirer.net, the Science Garden Complex in Quezon City recorded a temperature of 34.3 degrees Celsius yesterday, a good representation of the heat in Metro Manila.
The "heat index" or "init factor," humans' level of heat discomfort, will continue to go up as well. The heat index is typically higher than the actual recorded temperature. Going out under the sun? Direct sun exposure can spike your heat index by as much as 8 degrees Celsius.
It actually takes less than 25 minutes for the sun to toast your skin. Check out these ways to stay safe under the sun based on the UV Index Scale. Make sure to slather on sunscreen to keep your skin protected from harmful UV rays. It might help to read up on sunscreen myths too beforehand so you get the most out of the product.
You can also beat the heat in a lot of fun ways. Check out our list of what to do when you're bored and it's hot outside.
Stay safe and cool, ladies!