Cold Wednesday morning due to northeast monsoon


Luzon including Metro Manila will experience fair weather with cold morning Wednesday due to the northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan.”

Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather forecaster Aldczar Aurelio said the cold northeast monsoon or “hanging amihan” is also expected to bring partly cloudy to at times cloudy skies with isolated light rains in Luzon.

Aurelio said Visayas and Mindanao will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section.

”The effect of northeast monsoon concentrates will bring cold mornings in some parts of Luzon including Metro Manila and the northeast monsoon usually peaks from mid-January to mid-February,” Aurelio told the Philippines News Agency (PNA) in an interview.

He said winds from Siberia start blowing into the country every mid-October and strengthens every mid-December.

“So, the public should expect chillier mornings in the coming weeks,” Aurelio said.

In Metro Manila, the range of temperature will be 21-30 degrees Celsius for Wednesday while Baguio, the country’s capital summer destination, will have 14-20 degrees Celsius.

Metro Manila’s temperature readings are being recorded daily in the vicinity of the PAGASA Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City between 5 a.m. and 6 a.m.

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, PAGASA recorded the minimum temperature in Metro Manila at 20.7 degrees Celsius, lower than the 21.4 degrees Celsius recorded at 6:10 a.m. Tuesday.

On Tuesday, the recorded minimum temperature in Baguio was 14.6 degrees Celsius.

PAGASA said the all-time lowest temperature recorded in Metro Manila was 15.1 degrees Celsius on February 4, 1987 and December 30, 1988.

Based on the PAGASA’s climatological record, the coldest temperature recorded in Baguio was 6.3 degrees Celsius on Jan. 18, 1961.

According to Aurelio, the country will continue to be storm free for the next two-three days as there is no weather disturbance seen near the Philippine area of responsibility that can develop into tropical cyclone.

In its advisory, PAGASA said moderate to strong winds blowing from the northeast will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.

Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the northeast to north with slight to moderate seas.

The weather bureau also has not issued gale warning as fisherfolks are safe to venture into the seas. PNA


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