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La Trinidad Valley chills at 7.9 degrees Celsius

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La Trinidad Valley chills at 7.9 degrees Celsius

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet, Feb 22, (PIA) — This capital town felt the coldest temperature recorded  for this  year on Sunday (Feb. 21) over the weekend with chilling   7.9 degrees Celsius 

The recorded temperature was read at 630AM  on Sunday  at the Benguet State University Agricultural Meteorological Research Station facility located at the BSU Compound here,  according to Frank Raga.  Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration Weather Specialist 

Raga said  the  low temperature is 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 °C, 

Also on  Sunday, the PAGASA recorded  9°C in 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.(JDP/RMC- PIA CAR)