Sep 19, 2020

Expected LPA will not cross Palawan

The low-pressure area (LPA) system that is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) Friday night until Saturday morning will not cross Palawan.

Sonny Pajarilla, chief of the local office of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said the LPA will not move across the province because it will likely dissolve before it makes its way to the Sulu Sea.

“Mamayang gabi ‘yan, late tonight at maaari hanggang bukas ng umaga. Hindi ‘yon dadaan ng Palawan kasi medyo hanggang ngayon ‘di sya nagdi-develop so most likely malulusaw ‘yon bago pa makatawid ng Sulu Sea,” Pajarilla said.

He said the province will continue to experience fair and sunny weather during the weekend. However, it will shift to rain showers on Monday evening to Tuesday.

The towns located in the northern part of Palawan, including Calamianes Group of Islands, will first experience the rain showers due to the direction of the northeast monsoon or “amihan” while being pulled by the LPA.

If the LPA develops into a tropical depression inside PAR, this would be named “Amang”, and will be the first tropical cyclone for 2019, he said.

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