Chief of the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) Mactan Cebu, Engr. Alfredo Quiblat announces the persistence of cool mornings and evenings in Cebu as the northeast monsoon (locally known as “amihan”) intensifies.
He mentioned that the cool and dry air coming from Siberia and mainland China affects amihan, leading to the drop in temperature that Cebuanos are currently experiencing. The direction of the wind coming from the aforementioned areas will result to a chilly weather until the end of January, and possibly the welcoming days of February as well. With the winter currently in full swing, the occurrence in our area stands without question.
The chief meteorologist explained that previous data shows that January is typically the coldest month of the year, with an average temperature of 24-30 degrees Celsius. While El Niño balances out the current temperature, amihan will continue to bring Cebuanos this weather.
Quiblat informs the public that despite this, there is nothing to worry about with the wind speed in Central Visayas is currently at 40 kilometers per hour, down from 50 kilometers per hour recorded last Saturday. The chance of rain showers in Cebu also happens to be low, and even if it does, only drizzles will take form until the end of the month.