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Sunday, 10 March 2019

Heat Index and Tips on How to stay the Body Temperature Cool | PAGASA

HEAT INDEX DEFINITION

Heat Index are human discomfort index that gives the "apparent" temperature or what human perceive or feel as the temperature affecting their body.  High air temperatures and high relative humidity will give high apparent temperatures or indices. Full exposure to sunshine can increase the heat index by 8°C.

Tips on how to avoid Heat Cramps, Exhaustion and Stroke:


  1. Stay indoors as much as possible, if air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor out of the sunshine.
  2. Wear lightweight and light colored clothing. Light colors will reflect the sun's energy.
  3. Drink plenty of water regularly. The body needs water to keep cool.
  4. Water is the safest liquid to drink during heat emergencies. Avoid drinking liquor because it dehydrates the body.
  5. Eat small meals however eat more often. Avoid eating foods of high in protein which can increase metabolic heat.

HEAT INDEX TABLE

Table of Heat Index is courtesy of DOST-PAGASA

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