Baguio temperature drops to 8.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday

January 19, 2014 12:54 pm 

MANILA, Jan. 19 –The temperature in Baguio City dropped to 8.1 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the lowest since the start of the month, according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).

In an interview, PAGASA weather forecaster Buddy Javier said the drop in temperature in the said city was recorded around 5:10 a.m.

He added that Sunday's temperature was lower compared to the 9.6 degrees Celsius in Baguio City on January 12.

Javier attributed the drop in the temperature to the effects of the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan.”

The northeast monsoon is the cold winds associated with "the Christmas season."

It starts blowing into the country from Siberia every mid-October and strengthens every mid-December, the forecaster said.

He said the northeast monsoon usually peaks from early January to mid-February.

“So, the public should expect chillier mornings in the coming weeks,” he noted.

In Metro Manila, Javier said that the coldest temperature for this month was recorded on Saturday when temperature dropped at 17.5 degrees.

He noted the temperature for Metro Manila on Sunday is 20.0 degrees celsius at 5:00 a.m.

Based on the PAGASA’s climatological record, the coldest temperature recorded in Baguio was at 6.3 degrees Celsius on January 18, 1961, while Metro Manila experienced its coldest temperature on Feb. 4, 1987 and Dec. 30, 1988 at 15.1 degrees Celsius. (PNA)

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