A series of weather systems is expected to affect the weather condition in Palawan in the coming weeks, according to the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA).
Sonny Pajarilla, local chief of the weather bureau, said Monday that while there is no weather system developing this week, a low-pressure area (LPA) can be expected next week.
Cloudy skies will be observed from Tuesday to Thursday with scattered rain showers.
The southwest monsoon or ”habagat” is currently prevailing and is directly impacting the island of Palawan, causing piles of clouds that brought rains Monday morning.
“Ngayon na wala pa, mahirap mag-speculate dahil wala pa tayong existing dahil ang movement ng systems natin ay nagva-vary ‘yan at nakakaapekto sa mga kaakibat na weather systems,” he added.
Tropical depressions increase in July, August, and September, he said.
The continuous presence of LPAs in the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) is caused by the active intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) triggered by cyclogenesis.
He said the seaboards will have moderate condition and weak habagat will prevail.
“Moderate lang din naman, mahina ang habagat although dito sa open seas lalo dito sa Kalayaan ay may kataasan ang alon pero pwede naman paglayagan ‘yan,” he said.