Temperatures in Baguio City falls to 11.5 ° C

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It is indeed the coldest time of the year.

Baguio city residents and visitors experienced early morning chills after the temperature dropped to 11.5 degrees Celsius Saturday.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the lowest temperature reading in the country’s summer capital for the year was observed at around 5 a.m., December 16.

It is lower than the temperature recorded in the city last Friday at 12.8 degrees Celsius.

PAGASA said earlier that the cold weather in Baguio City will last until February.

The temperature is expected to decrease in the next few days. According to the weather bureau, the country’s cold weather was delayed this year.

The cold weather is attributed to the strong northeast monsoon or amihan affecting Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon.

The lowest temperature recorded in Baguio was on Jan. 18, 1961, when the mercury plummeted to 6.3 degrees Celsius.