Baguio folks,visitors advised to stay warm as temperature drops

BAGUIO CITY, Jan. 22 (PIA)-- Baguio folks and visitors alike  are advised to keep themselves warm and be wary of cold weather illnesses as the Northeast monsoon  or ‘amihan’ continues to bring cold wind  especially during early morning.

 

 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.

Baguio City Health Services Office Medical Officer IV Dr. Donnabel Tubera adivises the public to keep themselves warm and healthy  as cold weather continues   to prevail in Baguio with 10.4 degrees Celsius, as the lowest temperature monitored by PAGASA  early morning of January 22. (CCD/PIA CAR)

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

 

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