MANILA, Philippines – The Philippines’ weather will continue to remain cold up to February, according to PAGASA, the local weather forecaster.
Being a tropical country, people are used to hot weather, so the cold mornings are welcomed sparingly. Even the National Capital Region (NCR), Central Luzon and Tuguegarao – which are three of the hottest places in the country, have experienced cooler temperatures than the past years, going to as low as 20 degrees centigrade. The temperatures during the past were usually at 25 degrees C and above.
In Baguio, the lowest temperature is slightly more than 8 degrees centigrade, and tourists are advised to bundle up. That is why; it is only in Baguio that cooking oil is sold in packages and not in bottles.
The Panagbenga Flower Festival would be in February, and soon, the city would be teeming with local and foreign tourists. The cold weather, without rain, would be ideal for the event.
Pampanga has also succumbed to the chilly mornings, as people wear jackets and sweaters for their morning walks.