BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 29 (PNA) — The cool temperature in this mountain resort early Wednesday swinged down to 8.9 degrees Celsius from Tuesday’s 10.2 degrees, the 34th consecutive day of temperature below 12 degrees Celsius, one of the longest cold spell here.
Wilson Locando, senior weather forecaster of the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said this could be attributed to the extreme cold and snowstorm in countries near the north pole from where the northeast monsoon emanates.
The downswing of the normal cool temperature here started in the morning of December 27, 2013.
Since, the minimum temperature never went up beyond 12 degrees Celsius, and the coldest temperature this season was at 8.1 degrees Celsius recorded in the mornings of January 21 and 27 this year.
PAGASA said colder temperatures could still be recorded this year until February.
So far, the coldest temperature here of 6.2 degrees Celsius was recorded in the morning of February 6, 1961.
Residents have become used to the prevailing cold weather while Caucasian visitors love to jog early at Burnham Park with light clothing and happy smiles on their faces.
The cooler weather here is the biggest tourism attraction in this mountainous region, 250 kilometers north of Manila. (PNA)