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Metro Manila records coldest day





Metro Manila has recorded its coldest day so far this northeast monsoon or “amihan” season as air temperature dipped to 20.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday morning.

The temperature was registered at the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Science Garden monitoring station in Quezon City around 4:30 a.m.

It is lower than the 23.2 degrees Celsius recorded in the same station last Tuesday.

The coldest day in history in Metro Manila was registered twice on February 4, 1987 and December 30, 1988 at 15.1 degrees Celsius.

Other PAGASA monitoring stations that recorded low temperatures on Wednesday morning were Baguio City (11.6 degrees Celsius); Benguet State University (BSU) in La Trinidad, Benguet (12.4 degrees Celsisu); Laoag City, Ilocos Norte (16.8 degrees Celsius); Basco, Batanes (16.8 degrees Celsius); Surigao City, Surigao del Norte (18.0 degrees Celsius); Sinait, Ilocos Sur (18.3 degrees Celsius); Tanay, Rizal (18.4 degrees Celsius); Casiguran, Aurora (19.0 degrees Celsius); Tuguegarao City, Cagayan (19.0 degrees Celsius); Malaybalay, Bukidnon (19.0 degrees Celsius); and San Jose, Occidental Mindoro (19.5 degrees Celsius).

Baguio City recorded its coldest day so far this amihan season on January 10 at 10.4 degrees Celsius, while BSU La Trinidad recorded the country’s coldest day so far this season on January 11 at 9.5 degrees Celsius. (Ellalyn de Vera-Ruiz)