For a country that is located near the equator, where temperature from warm to hot is a lot more common, a drastic drop in temperature is definitely a welcome change. In Baguio City and the province of Benguet, this happens from the months of December to early February.
Today, December 2, 2021 after the lowest temperature hovered at around 15-17 degrees Celsius in the month of November, the temperature dropped to 13.0°C. This first drop in the temperature is usually the signal that we are to expect colder mornings ahead at least in this part of the Philippines.
Amihan Triggers Cold Temperature
The drop in the temperature is triggered by the “hanging amihan” or the northeast monsoon. Currently, the Northeast monsoon winds are currently blowing at moderate to strong intensity.
Lowest Temperature Ever Recorded in Baguio City
Historically, Baguio City has experienced colder temperatures even going down to single digits. In 2017 Baguio City experienced the lowest temperature of 7.3°C. The coldest temperature recorded in Baguio is 6.3°C on January 18, 1961.