Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Sunday, 14 May 2017

The heat index or "init factor" approaches 50C (122F) as dangerous Heat Wave impacts the Philippines

The heat index or "init factor" may not be a measure of actual temperature, but it can make for very scorching days.
This was especially true this past week, as PAGASA noted heat indexes in the high forties at several monitoring stations across the country.
On Thursday, May 11, the heat index in Sangley Point, Cavite, hit 47.5°C.
In San Jose City, Occidental Mindoro, and Cabanatuan City, Nueva Ecija, the heat index was up to 48.1°C and 47.5°C, respectively, according to PAGASA data shared with GMA News' 24 Oras.
But Dagupan posted the highest heat index record to date this year, at a blistering 53.6°C last May 8. Dagupan also holds the distinction of having the highest heat index on record, at 55.8°C on May 6, 2016.
The heat index is an indication of apparent heat, based on actual temperature and humidity.
A heat index of just 41°C is already considered dangerous as it poses potential health risks.


The Wire