Temperature drops to zero on Mt. Pulag
Helen Flores, Artemio Dumlao (The Philippine Star) - February 16, 2017 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines - The weather in Baguio City dipped further to 7.3 degrees Celsius yesterday, its lowest so far this year. 

The coldest temperature was recorded at around 6 a.m., beating the eight degrees Celsius recorded on Valentine’s Day. 

Aljon Tamondong, weather observer at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)-Baguio synoptic station, said the temperature was recorded at 7.4 degrees Celsius at 5 a.m.  before it dropped to 7.3

The temperature on Mt. Pulag, Luzon’s highest peak and second highest in the country, plunged to zero from Tuesday’s two degrees Celsius, said Emerita Albas, Mt. Pulag National Park manager.

The temperature in Baguio dropped to its lowest on Jan. 18, 1961 at 6.3 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, Metro Manila residents woke up to another chilly morning yesterday, with the temperature recorded at 19.6 degrees Celsius.

The lowest temperature in Metro Manila was recorded at 19 degrees Celsius on Jan. 8. 

PAGASA weather forecaster Benison Estareja said they expect a gradual weakening of the northeast monsoon, or  the cold air from China and Siberia, tomorrow. 

“We will still experience cold weather tomorrow, but it will slightly go up during the weekend,” Estareja said.

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