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Baguio records coldest day yet since 'amihan' onset

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 21)— Baguio City experienced its coldest day yet since the «amihan» season started this year, logging 13.4°C temperature early morning Monday, the state weather bureau said.

PAGASA Weather Forecaster Chenelle Domingo confirmed on Tuesday in a phone interview with CNN Philippines that the 13.4°C temperature was the coldest since the onset of the northeast monsoon or «amihan» season in October this year.

Baguio City recorded a temperature of 14.4°C on Tuesday, the bureau said. The city logged its lowest temperature this year at 10.0°C in January.

PAGASA said in its 4 a.m. weather forecast that the shear line is affecting the eastern section of Visayas, while the northeast monsoon is affecting Luzon weather conditions. The shear line is the point where cold air brought by the northeast monsoon mixes with warm air from the Pacific Ocean.

The «amihan» season is being experienced in Cagayan Valley and Quezon with cloudy skies with light rains, and in Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon with partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains, the bureau added.

PAGASA on Oct. 20 declared the onset of «amihan,» signalling the start of cooler temperature in the country.

It said the northeast wind flow is expected to gradually become more dominant over Northern Luzon, bringing cold and dry air. Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming months.