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Of Cold Fronts, Cool Weather and Cold Places in the Philippines
For an extended time this year, the country has been experiencing cold weather that's quite unusual in these tropical islands. PAGASA pointed out that the reason why it's cold here is due to the presence of a cold front passing through the Philippines.
What actually is a cold front? "A cold front is defined as the transition zone where a cold air mass is replacing a warmer air mass."
The said cold front is giving Metro Manila and much of Luzon a colder temperature, with Baguio City reporting temperature readings approaching 6 degrees centigrade while villages in Benguet are wary of andap, local term for frost, that's enjoyed by tourists in this tropical country being a rare phenomenon in most parts of the Philippines, but harmful to Benguet's vegetable farms. The tail-end of the cold front is currently bringing rains and floods to southern Philippines particularly in Mindanao.
Cold Places in the Philippines (year-round Cold Weather) mostly located on the slopes or on top of high mountains:
Most people in Metro Manila will answer Baguio City as a cold place, and also Tagaytay City but there are many more places with cool, pleasant weather in the country:
Benguet : besides Baguio City, there's Sitio Cada in Barangay Balili in Mankayan, Barangay Madaymen in Kibungan, Barangays Sinipsip and Natubleng in Buguias, Sitios Englandlad and Bosleng in Barangay Paoay, and Sitio Tuludan in Barangay Cattubo.
Sagada, Mountain Province
Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya
Barangay Mantalongon, Dalaguete, known as the “Summer Capital of Cebu"
Barangay Gaas, Balamban, Cebu where Mt. Manunggal is located
Bucari, Leon, Iloilo
Don Salvador Benedicto, Negros Occidental's Little Baguio
Malaybalay, Bukidnon (Mindanao), a place also full of pine trees
The coldest place in the Philippine, as as claimed by many, is at the peak of Mt Pulag, the second highest mountain in the Philippines.