BAGUIO residents can expect warmer weather for the coming days as the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services (Pagasa) announced the slow rise of temperature in the province.

Pagasa weather specialist Danny Galati said this was expected in Baguio because of the trend showed in the last few years. "Temperatures are expected to rise for the last two weeks and will fall again in the month of February."

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Galati said the city only experienced extreme cold weather last January 12 to 15. Temperatures plummeted to 10.5 degrees centigrade last January 13 while places in Mt. Sto. Tomas area fell to a freezing 6.7 degrees centigrade.

Galati said the current temperature level is 13.6 degrees centigrade.

Galati said rain showers are expected anytime this week because of a cold front affecting Aparri.

However, Galati said the weather pattern in the city will be largely affected by China's weather.

"We are very dependent on the weather of China as the northeast wind flow affects the city and the rest of Luzon," Galati said. (Visha Calventas)