PAGASA says around 2nd to 3rd week of October, Northern Luzon would be starting to feel the effects of the “hanging amihan”, meaning it’s time to bring out the trench coats, women’s north face vest and jackets coz it’s cold season time.
In the Philippines, Christmas season is not complete without the feeling of the cold holiday breeze early in the morning and late in the evening. Perhaps due to the effects of climate change, the cold winds of the northeast monsoon have been coming later for the past few years. But even though, nothing beats the feeling of nostalgia while going simbang gabing, then eating “bibingka and puto bumbong” after the mass, and watching the display of delightful christmas lights all around the city. 😀