The government’s weather agency is reminding people in Luzon to prepare for colder weather, as the temperature in Luzon is expected to further dip in the coming days due to the northeast monsoon or ‘hanging amihan’ that is already affecting the island.
”The northeast monsoon that peaks in January and February already prevails in Luzon so expect temperature in the evening and at dawn to be colder,” said weatherman Fernando Cada of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
He noted available historical PAGASA data indicate lowest average temperature of 21°C can be expected in Metro Manila.
”We’re not expecting such temperature to dip lower than that,” he said.
PAGASA, however, added that temperature in the mountain resort of Baguio City can drop to 11°C.
Starting over Siberia as cold, dry air mass, PAGASA said the northeast monsoon gathers moisture as it travels across the Pacific Ocean.
PAGASA said the northeast monsoon affects the country’s eastern portions from October to late March.
’Amihan’ is characterized by “widespread” cloudiness with rains or showers, PAGASA noted. PNA