Baguio temperature drops to 8.1 degrees Celsius

/ 02:06 PM January 19, 2014

FROST has blanketed sections of Atok town in Benguet province once again, but it’s a seasonal phenomenon for which most vegetable farmers are prepared. Atok and other upland towns become far colder than Baguio City between December to February each year. GLADYS MAXIMO/CONTRIBUTOR

MANILA, Philippines – Baguio City recorded its lowest temperature for the month on Sunday, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said in a report.

Pagasa weather forecaster Buddy Javier said in a Philippine News Agency report that Baguio’s temperature dropped to 8.1 degrees Celsius at 5:10 a.m., lower than the 9.6 degrees Celsius recorded on January 12, Javier said.


Baguio’s coldest temperature ever recorded was at 6.3 degrees on January 18, 1961, according to the report citing Pagasa’s climatological record.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila felt its coldest temperature of the month on Saturday at 17.5 degrees Celsius, Javier said.


Sunday’s temperature in the National Capital Region hit 20 degrees at 5 a.m., he added.

Metro Manila’s coldest spell ever recorded was at 15.1 degrees on February 4, 1987 and December 30, 1988, the report said.

According to Pagasa’s latest weather outlook, Baguio is expected to experience temperatures from 10 to 18 degrees Celsius, while Metro Manila at 19 to 28 degrees Celsius.

The drop in temperature is caused by the northeast winds or “hanging Amihan,” which blows from Siberia and peaks in January to February, Javier said in the report.


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