BAGUIO CITY — Temperature in Baguio City dropped to 8.0ºC, recorded at 6 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, the lowest recorded since January.
Ian Jasper Pelayo of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the temperature is expected to drop lower.
6ºC was recorded at Mount Santo Tomas, standing 2,260 meters above sea level (MASL).
At Mount Pulag (2,922 masl), temperature as low as 2ºC have been experienced in January 2017.
Low temperatures may still be experienced until the end of February.
The average temperature is between 10 and 12ºC in Baguio City and is attributed to the northeast monsoon from China and Mongolia, Pelayo said.
Pelayo added that Baguio City and Benguet province will experience isolated light rains but will generally have a good weather condition throughout the week.
PAGASA – Baguio is anticipating a low temperature of about 7.5ºC until end of February.
The coldest temperature recorded in 2016 was at 5 a.m. on Jan. 26 with a low 10.8ºC at the Central Business District (CBD).
The lowest recorded temperature in Baguio City was 6.3ºC on Jan. 18, 1961. Jojo Lamaria/PNA and Thom Picana/Northbound Philippines News