Metro Manila coldest at 17.5 degrees

The government weather bureau has recorded anew the coldest morning so far in Metro Manila with the mercury dropping to 17.5 degrees Celsius early Saturday morning (January 18). The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the temperature dropped to 17.5 degrees Celsius at around 2 a.m. at the Science Garden Station in Quezon City on Saturday (January 18). Saturday's temperature data is so far the lowest recorded this year, surpassing the 19.2 degrees Celsius recorded last January 1 and 12. Meanwhile, the temperature in Metro Manila was 20.0 degrees Celsius on Sunday (January 19). Likewise, the country's summer capital Baguio City also recorded its coldest day yet with a temperature of 8.1 degrees Celsius at around 5 a.m. Sunday. PAGASA explained that air temperatures in the country will continue to drop as northeast monsoon reaches its peak within the last week of January until the first week of February. The forecast temperature range in Metro Manila from January 19 to 22 is between 20 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, it ranges from 10 degrees Celsius to 20 degrees Celsius in Baguio City during the same forecast period. Based on the PAGASA data, the lowest temperature recorded in Baguio City was 6.3 degrees Celsius on January 18, 1961. The coldest day in Metro Manila was registered twice on February 4, 1987 and December 30, 1988 at 15.1 degrees Celsius.