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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.

    Source? Mostly travel shows on tv :P

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    posted by GingGoy @ 9:39 PM,


    At Jan 20, 2009, 12:07:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    very interesting info. I've been to Pangasinan, a few towns before climbing the mountain to Baguio on the month of January and man, it does get cold and foggy !

    I think most of the places you mentioned are probably on high elevation, hence the colder climate.

    At Jan 20, 2009, 9:49:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    bw, yes, all the places with cold climate are up there :P

    At Jan 21, 2009, 2:22:00 AM, Blogger carlotta1924 said...

    very unusual, indeed, especially for lowlanders. but i think we all now have a good excuse now to wear our jackets outside and not just in an airconditioned place :)

    At Jan 21, 2009, 9:37:00 PM, Blogger GingGoy said...

    carlotta, i don't wear jackets as much as i can. i want to get a feel of the cold used to work inside very cold datacenters

    At Jan 24, 2009, 3:45:00 AM, Blogger mgaputonimimi said...

    ang lamig talaga.. pero nawawala narin...

    sana onte lang nasira sa mga vegies sa baguio..

    At Oct 1, 2011, 11:57:00 PM, Blogger ipaquito said...

    it'a also cold here in Antipas Cotabato!! 18-28 degrees celcius..

    At Dec 22, 2011, 12:37:00 PM, Anonymous carm said...

    Ive been to Bucari in Leon, Iloilo at maganda at malamig dun. angaganda ng mga bulaklak. tumutubo lang din sa tabi ng daan ang mga sayote at walang pumapansin


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