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The City of Baguio enjoys a climate that is cooler than the rest of its lowland neighbors. It has two weather seasons, the dry that lasts from November to April and the wet season that follows the remaining months thereafter. Average temperature is 19.7 degrees Celsius with February being the coldest month and April as the warmest month.

Mineral deposits are found in the city for both metallic and non-metallic. Within the city limits, metallic deposits of gold and silver are present, while non-metallic resources that includes silica and limestone also abound. It is believed, that an additional 535,732 metric tons of limestone deposits can still be mined at the Benguet Corporation area at Irisan. There are also positive indications of gold deposits at the Kias area.

There are six (6) forest reserves in the city with a total area of 3,548.7684 hectares. The most extensive of these reservations is the Santo Tomas Forest Reserve with an area of 3,114 hectares, more or less. This reservation serves as a reservoir for the city's water supply and is harnessed to generate Hydro-Electric Plant No. 1 which is owned by the City of Baguio being operated by the Baguio Water District. Part of this reservation is situated within Tuba, Benguet.

The other forest reserves include:

*  Busol Watershed with an area of 336.5854 hectares.*  Forbes Park (Parcels I, II, III) with an area of 46.7100  hectares.*  Crystal Cave with an area of 4.0730 hectares.*  Camp 8 with an area of 27.5000 hectares, and the*  Buyog with an area of 19.9000 hectares.        

 

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