A new low-pressure area, this time located close to Palawan waters, has emerged overnight and is the reason for the sudden deterioration of the weather condition in the province.
According to weather specialist Loriedin dela Cruz of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), the LPA was estimated at 210 kilometers south-southwest of Puerto Princesa city as of 2:00 am.
The LPA is embedded within the ITCZ which is affecting Mindanao area and province of Palawan, PAGASA stated.
“Itong LPA ay nakapaloob sa Intertropical Convergence Zone na nakakaapekto rin ngayon sa Mindanao at Palawan,” Dela Cruz stated.
“Itong mga weather system na ito ang siyang magiging sanhi ng mga pag-ulan na mararanasan sa Mindanao, sa ilang bahagi ng Visayas at maging ng southern Luzon,” she said.
PAGASA was earlier monitoring an LPA that dissipated on Wednesday but with its tail-end of frontal system continuously affecting the eastern and central Luzon areas.
The northeast monsoon or amihan on the other hand is still prevailing over extreme northern Luzon.
Kalayaan island will experience a temperature level from 24 to 29 degrees Celsius while the city of Puerto Princesa will have 25 to 30 degrees Celsius throughout the day.
Due to surge of northeast monsoon, PAGASA raised the gale warning over the seaboards of northern Luzon.