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Tuguegarao chills as PAGASA records coldest temperature in 2018 so far

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Philippines- The state weather bureau on Saturday, January 13, recorded the lowest temperature in Tuguegarao City so far in 2018.

In a phone interview, Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) North Luzon weather specialist Romy Ganal said the temperature dipped to 17.8 degrees Celsius around 5 am on Saturday.

Ganal said the cold temperatures in different Cagayan towns are caused by the surge of cold winds of northeast monsoon, locally known as Amihan.

He said the surge of cold temperature is expected until Monday, January 15, before a high pressure area will affect northernpart of Luzon from Tuesday to Friday next week.

Ganal, however, pointed out the effects of northeast monsoon will continue to be felt until February.

“Expected po natin na normal Amihan peak is January to February, so asahan po natin ang malamig na panahon hang next month,” Ganal said.

(The normal Amihan peak is expected from January to February, so the cold weather will persist until next month.)

A cold weather is an unusual break for the city every year. After all, it is dubbed the “hottest city” in the Philippines due to scorching heat during dry season.

Tuguegarao hit 42.2 degree Celsius on August 19, 1912 and May 11, 1969, the hottest temperature ever recorded in history. Northernforum.net

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