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× Guiuan, E. Samar sizzles as heat index soars to 49.2 degrees Celsius

MANILA, Philippines -- The heat index on Maundy Thursday skyrocketed to 49.2 degrees Celcius in Guiuan, Eastern Samar, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.


Pagasa said the heat index is the "apparent temperature or what humans perceive or feel as the temperature affecting the body."


A heat index of 41C or higher is considered…