MANILA – Temperature in Metro Manila dropped Wednesday morning after days of warm weather, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
Speaking to dzMM, PAGASA weather forecaster Manny Mendoza said temperature in Metro Manila was recorded at 20.6 degrees Celsius at 4:50 a.m. today, lower than yesterday's 24.4 degrees Celsius.
Mendoza explained that the high pressure area over China and Siberia expanded, pushing cool winds towards the Philippines and strengthening the northeast monsoon (amihan).
"Lumaki ang high pressure area sa may mainland China maging sa parte ng Russia. Siyempre dyan nagmumula ang pag-iral ng northeast monsoon na nagdadala ng malamig na hangin. Kasi nga winter season pa sa northern hemisphere," Mendoza said.
Mendoza added that the cold weather will last until weekend.
He said the summer season is not yet around, but the weather in Metro Manila and nearby areas will not be as cold as what was experienced in January anymore.
The coldest temperature in Metro Manila so far this year was recorded last January 26 at 15.8 degrees Celsius.
Summer capital Baguio City recorded its lowest temperature this season last January 19 at 8.1 degrees Celsius.
In its 24-hour weather forecast for Wednesday, PAGASA said the tail-end of cold front is affecting Eastern Visayas, while the trough of low pressure area is affecting Eastern Mindanao.
Due to these weather systems, PAGASA said Eastern Visayas, Caraga, and Davao regions will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and isolated thunderstorms.
Quezon province and Bicol region will be cloudy with light rains, while Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated light rains.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rains or thunderstorms.