BAGUIO CITY , Dec 30 - 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 Tuesday (Dec. 30) Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Baguio Weather Forecaster Aljon Tamondong said the cold spell was 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 2015 when the province experiences 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 at 5am, on Tuesday, December 30 with 11.8ºC and 10.8ºC at the peak of Mt Sto Tomas also in Baguio City .
Tamondong said it is about 2º colder in Buguias, Benguet.
He also said that a weather shift is most likely to happen in the 24-hour monitoring from warm to hot to cold to very cold as he advised to keep warm clothes handy.
Baguio City and Benguet will generally have a good to cloudy weather condition for the next few days.
The same is true for the rest of the Cordillera region, Tamondong said. (PNA)