Monday, January 12, 2015
Once-sizzling Cabanatuan now chilly at 20°C
CABANATUAN CITY - This city - which historically has been notoriously hot and sizzles particularly during the summer months - is now recording cold temperatures over the past nine days, including a 19.3° Celsius last Saturday, the state bureau reported.
Dominador Campo, chief meteorological officer of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa)-Cabanatuan, said that the January 10 temperature is the coldest so far this year in this city, eclipsing the 19.4° Celsius posted on January 4.
This city has been experiencing relatively cold spell since January 1 and 2 where it recorded identical temperature of 22.5° C.
It also recorded temperatures of 19.6° Celsius on January 3, 21.9 degrees Celsius on January 5, 21.2° Celsius on January 6 and 23° Celsius on January 8.
Campo said the lowest recorded temperature in the city last year was 15.8° Celsius on January 25, 2014.
Temperatures have been dropping in various places of the country since the onset of the northeast monsoon or amihan last October, with Baguio City, the country’s summer capital posting a temperature of 10.6° Celsius Sunday.