Cold winds in the morning due to the northeast monsoon or “amihan” will still be experienced until February in Palawan, said the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Local PAGASA chief Sonny Pajarilla said the northeast monsoon can reach up to 20-degree celcius during its peak next month.
“Sa madaling araw ay malamig tayo dahil na rin sa umiiral na amihan plus dahil wala masyadong ulap, napakabilis ng radiative cooling na tinatawag o itong paglamig dahil sa outgoing na longwave radiation (Early in the morning, it will be cold due to the existence of the northeast monsoon, plus there is no cloud and what we call radiative cooling or coldness due to the outgoing longwave radiation is fast),” he said.
Pajarilla said Palawan right now has reached a minimum temperature of 23 degree celcius.
He added that southern Palawan will be partly cloudy and rainy on Thursday and Friday due to the wind convergence, including the Balabac area.
Meanwhile, the northern part of the province will experience fine weather during the week due to the absence of developing low-pressure area system (LPA).
Pajarilla said the weather bureau satellite also found a mesoscale convective system or thunderstorm clusters in the southeastern part of Mindanao that could cause heavy rains.
A potential LPA system might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) towards the end of next week, he also said.