A potential low-pressure area (LPA) system might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) next week, the state weather bureau said.
Sonny Pajarilla, the local chief of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), said Monday that Sulu and Palawan will have partly cloudy skies and experience rain showers due to the presence of the tail-end of a cold front.
“Tail-end of cold front ang umiiral sa may Mindanao area. Ang mga ulap na nabubuo dahil sa tail-end of cold front ay tinatangay ‘yan ng easterly winds papasok dito sa Sulu at sa Palawan na nagdudulot ngayon ng medyo pangungulap (The tail-end of cold front is prevailing in the Mindanao area. Clouds that are formed by the tail-end of a cold front are carried is carried by the easterly winds to Sulu and Palawan that is why it’s cloudy),” he said.
Pajarilla said PAGASA is monitoring a potential LPA system that might enter the PAR on Friday or Saturday.
He stressed, however, that there is low possibility that it will cross Palawan.
Pajarilla said the LPA will move closer to land on Sunday.
“Maaaring hindi na siya mag-cross dito sa atin sa Palawan. Kikilos ito patungo dito sa Bicol area. Iyon ang tinitignang senaryo although malayo pa ‘yon, matagal pa ‘yon. Marami pang puwedeng mangyari, maaari pang magbago. Pero ‘yon ang current projection na siya nating nakikita (There is a possibility that it will not cross Palawan. It will move towards the Bicol area. It’s the scenario that we are looking at, but it’s still far, it’s still far. There is a lot of things that can happen, it will maybe change. But it’s the current projection here),” Pajarilla said.
He also said that fair weather will continue to prevail in other parts of Palawan for the entire week. But the towns of Bataraza, Balabac, and Brooke’s Point will experience rain showers until Tuesday, January 15.
Central Palawan, Narra and the towns in the Calamianes Group of Islands will be partly cloudy yet sunny weather will be dominant due to the absence of any significant weather system within the week, he added.
Pajarilla said the weather bureau is not expecting much rainfall this week. The province will experience too, windy atmosphere until Sunday.
This type of weather may be risky for sailors and fishermen due to the strength of wind, according to Pajarilla.
Puerto Princesa will have isolated rain showers like what happened Sunday evening.