Residents in Metro Manila woke up shivering on Tuesday as the temperature dropped to its lowest level so far this year due chilly Siberian winds that has affected most parts of Luzon.
The weather bureau said there will be more chilly mornings since strong winds of the northeast monsoon is expected to prevail until the middle of February.
The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said the temperature dipped to 18 degrees Celsius at 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday, just a point lower than the 18.1 degrees Celsius registered on January 27.
She said Metro Manila’s temperature readings are being recorded between 5 a.m.
and 6 a.m. daily in the vicinity of the Pagasa Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City.
The lowest temperature recorded in Metro Manila was 14.9 degrees Celsius on March 1, 1963.
Meanwhile, in Baguio City, the lowest temperature so far this year was recorded at 9.8 degrees Celsius on Monday at 6 a.m., Pagasa said.
On Tuesday, the Pine City’s temperature climbed to 10.5 degrees Celsius at 5:30 a.m. Baguio’s coldest temperature ever recorded was 6.3 degrees on January 18, 1961.