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Baguio’s coldest in 46 years

By: - Correspondent / @gmoulicINQ
/ 10:35 AM February 15, 2017
BAGUIO WEAR  Elderly women mix and match homemade sweaters with thick snow jackets at Burnham Park in Baguio City. Cooling temperatures have allowed residents to bring out their best winter fashion attire, usually courtesy of secondhand clothes stores.RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON

Elderly women mix and match homemade sweaters with thick snow jackets at Burnham Park in Baguio City. RICHARD BALONGLONG/INQUIRER NORTHERN LUZON FILE PHOTO

BAGUIO CITY — The millennial generation here and their parents have found something common this morning: the cold weather.

Old and young residents here have been talking about the lowest temperature they experienced in their era after the mercury dropped to 7.3 degrees Celsius at 6 a.m. Wednesday, the lowest yet in 46 years.

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The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said it was on Jan. 9, 1971, when Baguio’s temperature plunged to 7.1 degrees.

At 5 a.m., the mercury dropped to 7.4 degrees but one hour after, it dropped further at 7.3 degrees, according to Efren Dalipog, Pagasa’s weather observer here.

Pagasa records showed that Wednesday’s temperature is the fourth coldest recorded in Baguio’s history. The lowest was on Jan. 18, 1961 when the city experienced 6.3 degrees. CBB

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