Larry Esperanza of PAGASA Baguio, in an interview, said the 10.4 degrees Celsius monitored at 5:00am, today (Jan. 22), was the lowest temperature recorded so far this year, beating the 12 °C registered last January 15.
Esperanza said temperature may still drop as the Amihan will continue to bring cold weather up to the third week of February.
The lowest temperatures in Baguio are usually recorded during the month of February. Last year, the lowest temperature was 7.3°C recorded in February 14, Esperanza informed.
With the cold temperature, the City Heath Services Office advises the public to keep themselves warm and be cautious of illnesses associated with such kind of weather such as flu and respiratory infection.
Medical Officer IV Dr. Donnabel Tubera urges people to bring out their thick jackets, mufflers and mittens and have enough fluid intakes, preferably water. She also reminds people with medical conditions to take their maintenance medicine regularly while those feeling sick or having cough and colds to avoid crowded places and observe proper respiratory etiquette and frequent hand washing.
The lowest temperature monitored in Baguio City was 6.3°C recorded in January 1961. (JDP/CCD-PIA CAR)
By Carlito C. Dar