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Baguio City’s temperature drops further to 9.8°C

/ 11:20 AM January 28, 2019

BAGUIO CITY — The temperature in this mountain city sharply dropped to 9.8 degrees Celsius at 5 a.m. on Monday, the coldest morning that greeted residents and tourists this year.

It was colder than the lowest temperature recorded here on Tuesday last week, which was 10.4°C. At nearby Mt. Sto. Tomas, Benguet province, the temperature was colder at 7.2°C, said Wilson Lucando, weather observer at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration(Pagasa) station here.

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He said the drop was caused by cold winds brought by the prevailing northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” in Northern Luzon.

Last year, this city recorded its coldest temperature at 11.2°C on March 11.

Lucando said people here should expect more nippy mornings until February as the temperature is expected to drop further at about 8 °C. /je

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