The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) recorded on Sunday morning the lowest temperature for the year in Baguio City at 9 degrees Celsius.
PAGASA also reported that the temperature recorded in Baguio was 9.5 degrees Celsius on Saturday morning.
The cold temperature in Baguio City was also due to the Northeast monsoon that is also being enhanced by Tropical Storm Auring,
Cold temperature will continue to be experienced in the country up to the first week of March, when the amihan season is forecasted to end, PAGASA said.
So far, the lowest temperature in Baguio was 6.3 degrees Celsius recorded in Jan. 18, 1961.
Meantime, the Department of Health-Cordillera Center for Health and Development (DOH–CAR) reiterates its advisory for the people to continue to boost their immune system and maintain a healthy lifestyle, not only to protect themselves from the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) but also from other communicable diseases such as cold and flu and other influenza like illnesses that are common during cold or chilly weather.
“DOH–CAR also reminds the public to seek early consultation if they fell sick to avoid aggravation of illness or complications. It has been noted that with Covid–19 there are lesser people going for medical check ups,” it added. SOVEREIGNPH