Cold nights getting even colder in Baguio and Benguet

By , on December 19, 2014


Misty blue hour as seen from Mines View Park in Baguio City (shutterstock)
Misty blue hour as seen from Mines View Park in Baguio City (shutterstock)

BAGUIO CITY – Baguio City has been experiencing cold nights and colder mornings since the last week of October and will be felt until about the second week of February 2015.

In an interview on Friday,Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Baguio Weather Forecaster Danny Galati said the cold spell is brought about by the North East Monsoon or Amihan blown from Siberia and Mainland China.

Baguio and Benguet started feeling the cold breeze late in October and will get colder until February when the province will experience a below 10ºC temperature.

The coldest temperature recorded in 2014 was in February at 8ºC in Buguias, Benguet where cabbages had frosts and eventually damaged.

In Baguio City, the coldest, so far, was recorded in two consecutive mornings at 6am (December 18) and 5am, December 19 with 12.0ºC and 11ºC at the peak of Mt Sto Tomas also in Baguio City.

Galati said it is about 2º colder in Buguias, Benguet.

Galati added that weather shift is most likely to happen in the 24-hour monitoring from warm to hot to cold to very cold as he advised residents to keep warm clothes handy.

Baguio City and Benguet will generally have a good weather condition for the next few days.

The same is true for the rest of the Cordillera region, Galati said.