Temperature in Metro Manila rose to 24.2 degrees Celsius on Sunday morning due to weakening northeast monsoon.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) weather observer Lenny Ruiz said the temperature was warmer than on Saturday morning at 22.5 degrees and Friday’s at 18.7 degrees
However, Ruiz said cold mornings were still expected in the metropolis until mid-February due to the northeast monsoon.
The 15.8 degrees last January 26 was still the “coldest” in the metropolis since the cold season started last month.
Metro Manila’s temperature readings are recorded daily in the vicinity of the PAGASA Science Garden in Diliman, Quezon City, between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m.
The northeast monsoon is the cold air from China that starts blowing into the country every mid-October. It usually peaks from early January to mid-February.
PAGASA said the lowest temperature in Metro Manila was 15.1 degrees on February 4, 1987 and December 30, 1988.
Sunday’s temperature in Baguio City also spiked at 15.0 degrees Celsius around 4:00 a.m., higher than 9.0 degrees Celsius on Saturday morning.
Baguio recorded its lowest temperature this season last January 19 at 8.1 degrees.
Its lowest temperature this season was on January 19 at 8.1 degrees.
PAGASA’s climatological record showed that Baguio’s coldest temperature ever was at 6.3 degrees on January 18, 1961.