Baguio chills at 9.4ºC

Published February 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

by manilabulletin_admin

By Rizal Obanil and Alexandria Dennise San Juan

Baguio experienced its latest lowest temperature on Friday at 9.4 celsius.


The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recorded the latest lowest temperature just more than a month after recording 11.4 Celsius air temperature on January 4, 2020.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the record-low temperature was noted in its synoptic station in the city around 6 a.m., Friday.
According to PAGASA, this was the lowest recorded so far in the City of Pines this year and since the start of the northeast monsoon or “amihan” season last year.

Barely a month before, on December 9, 2019, Baguio recorded a temperature of 11.8º Celsius.

Despite being lower than the two temperatures recorded in January and December, this month’s temperature is still a far cry from the lowest temperature ever recorded in Baguio.

“Based on the PAGASA data, the lowest temperature ever recorded in Baguio City was 6.3 degrees Celsius on January 18, 1961,” a Manila Bulletin article earlier said.

Baguio, known as the Summer Capital of the Philippine attracts both foreign and local tourists because of its cold weather, in great contrast with Metro Manila which is usually humid.

Metro Manila temperature dropped too

In Metro Manila, temperature dropped to 22°C also on Friday morning. The coldest in the region this amihan season was felt at 18.5°C on February 1 and 4.
Weather specialists said amihan will continue to affect the Philippines until February 25 before shifting into the transition period toward the hot and dry season.
Good weather to prevail over the weekend

Meanwhile, good weather will prevail across the country this weekend with light rains on some parts of Luzon and Visayas due to amihan.

In its latest weather update issued Friday morning, cloudy skies with light rains will be experienced over Cagayan Valley, Bicol Region, Eastern Visayas, Aurora, Quezon, Oriental Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon, and Panay Island brought by the northeast monsoon.

While, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains are expected jn Metro Manila, and the rest of Luzon and of Visayas.

In Mindanao, partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers will prevail caused by localized thunderstorms which could bring flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, due to the surge of amihan, PAGASA raised a gale warning on the northern and eastern seaboards of Luzon, the eastern seaboards of Visayas, western seaboard of Northern Luzon, the southern and western seaboard of Southern Luzon, and the eastern seaboard of Mindanao.

With this, strong to gale force winds are expected on the coasts of Batanes, Calayan, Cagayan, Isabela, Aurora, Northern Quezon (Gen. Nakar), Polillo Group of Islands (Panukulan, Northern Burdeos, the northern and eastern coasts of Patnanungan And Jomalig), northern coasts of Camarines Provinces, northern and eastern coasts of Catanduanes, eastern coast of Albay (Rapu-Rapu Island and eastern coast of Batan Island), eastern coast of Sorsogon, northern and eastern coasts of Samar Provinces, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Palawan, southern portion Of Mindoro Provinces, Dinagat Island, Siargao, Surigao Del Sur, Davao Oriental and southern portion of Davao Occidental.

The state weather bureau warned that sea travel remains risky, especially for small sea crafts, over seaboards where a gale warning was raised due to strong to gale force winds and wave height of up to 4.5 meters. (With a report from Ellalyn de Vera-Ruiz)

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