Updated 10:20 AM PHT Wed, February 15, 2017
Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — It's getting colder and colder in the City of Pines as temperature in Baguio dropped to a new 2017 record low this morning.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Baguio hit 7.3 degrees Celsius this morning, beating the city's previous low of 8 degrees Celsius set on February 14.
Baguio has been having a particularly chilly week. On Tuesday, it set the city's previous record for 2017 after temperature dropped to 8 degrees Celsius in the morning.
It also hit 9.4 and 9.2 degrees Celsius on Monday and Sunday, respectively.
The chilly weather is caused by the northeast monsoon or hanging Amihan, which brings cold wind from Siberia and China to the Philippines.
The weather bureau said temperatures might drop even further in February, and that tourists and residents of the city can expect chilly weather in the city until March.
Tips for the cold
Baguio's Civil Defense Office has offered a few tips for those braving the cold.
In a Facebook post on Wednesday, the Office of Civil Defense Cordillera (OCD-CAR) advised residents and tourists to cover as much exposed skin as possible, to save the body from losing heat.
The office advised people to pile up on layers and wear wind-resistant clothes. Waterproof footwear is a must have during the cold season, while hats, mittens and scarves are also advisable
The office also reminded to cover extremities, as ears, nose, fingers and toes lose heat the fastest among all body parts.