Baguio City’s chill has further dropped to 12 degrees Celcius early morning Monday. So far the coldest temperature recorded since the onset of the northeast monsoon, called “Amihan,” the
signature Baguio chill though coming a bit late from last year’s first week December breeze already reaching 11.8 degrees and further dipping to 11.4, Monday’s bone-tingling breezy weather was .2 degrees colder from Christmas Day’s 12.2.

State-run weather bureau Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the northeast monsoon are the cold winds from the northeast that usually bring rains over the eastern side of the country. Two days before Christmas, temperature began to drop here at 13 degrees Celcius.

New Year this year and on January 3, Baguio’s dipped to 11.0° C, though La Trinidad Valley in Benguet was colder at 7.7°C on January 10. From the late part of every year towards January to
February of the following year, Baguio City and Benguet temperature normally drops, exciting tourists who flock to the highlands during this season. Coldest in Baguio was in January 16, 1961 at 6.3 degrees.

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