Frosting starts in Benguet; steady vegetable supplies assured

January 22, 2012 11:00 am 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Jan. 22 – Frosting has started to be noted by farmers in high lying towns in Benguet Provinces as the minimum temperature of 10 degrees celsius has been felt in the area some two days ago.

Benguet provincial governor Nestor Fongwan, however, assured that since frosting in the area is minimal and local farmers have learned in years how to deal with the problem, the vegetable supplies from here to Metro Manila and elsewhere will be enough.

Initial frosting has been noted in the town of Kibungan and Atok where in previous years, even attracted many local visitors to see personally the formation of ice particles atop the leaves of vegetables like cabbages, pechay and cauliflower.

In Baguio City, the lowest so far recorded this year was 11.6 degrees celsius, but atop the Mount Santo Tomas where the relay stations are built has already experienced lower than 10 degrees celsius in the past two days.

The cold spell in the area usually occur from December to February.

To date, the local office of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said lower temperatures are still possible until next month due to the northeasterly wave. (PNA)

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