La Trinidad town in Benguet province recorded the coldest temperature recorded for this year on Sunday with chilling 7.9 degrees Celsius.
The 7.9 degrees Celsius was recorded at 6:30 a.m. on Sunday by the Benguet State University Agricultural Meteorological (BSU Agromet) Research Station facility located at the BSU Compound in La Trinidad, according to Frank Raga. Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) Administration Weather Specialist.
Raga said the low temperature was caused by the northeast monsoon or the amihan, which is the cool and dry northeast wind coming from Siberia and China and blows down to Southeast Asia affecting the Philippines.
On Friday, the BSU Agromet recorded 9 degrees Celsius.
Also on Sunday, the PAGASA recorded 9 degree Celsius Baguio City, its coldest day so far for the year.
The cold weather may continue as the country is still affected by the amihan season.