The rainy season, at least in Palawan, has finally begun.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA) chief Sonny Pajarilla told Palawan News that while the rainy season has yet to affect most of the country, they have deemed it to be the case already in Palawan.
“I said tag-ulan na dito sa Palawan during our meeting on Wednesday with Mayor (Lucilo) Bayron. Wala pang declaration ang Metro Manila or ang central office kasi kelangan na mayroong pitong PAG-ASA stations na mag-manifest ng pag-ulan. Pero dito sa Palawan, I am telling you tag-ulan na tayo,” Pajarilla said.
Pajarilla noted that a low pressure area (LPA) entered the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Thursday morning.
“Nakita na natin na papasok na ‘yong habagat,” Pajarilla said.
Pajarilla said among the indicators of the rainy season are the prevalent thunderstorms, weather patterns and frequent rainshowers in the province.
He added that the presence of southwest winds suggested the shift in the season.
Pajarilla said that while the declaration only covers Palawan, the local weather bureau is expecting a national declaration from their central office regarding the onset of rainy season next week.
“Marami tayong pag-uulan. Mag-iingat ‘yong mga kababayan natin lalo na ‘yong mga mandaragat dahil magre-react din po ‘yong ating mga karagatan lalo na po sa araw ng bukas,” said Pajarilla.