The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Palawan province will not experience temperatures like the ones experienced by Baguio and Sagada which are below 20 degrees Celcius this February.
Sonny Pajarilla, local weather chief, said despite the prevalence of the northeast monsoon or amihan, the province will not likely experience such temperatures.
“Ngayon medyo di talaga natin tinitingnan na magbi-below 20 tayo pero may possibility na pwedeng mangyari ‘yon kasi nangyari na ‘yon in the past. Ngayon, medyo ‘di ganon ang senaryo natin, we will just see,” Pajarilla pointed out.
(We’re not looking at experiencing the below 20 but there is a possibility that it will happen because it already happened in the past. Now, the scenario might not be like that, but we will see.)
He said at dawn, fewer clouds will be observed resulting in the speed up of the cooling rate or the radiative cooling.
Palawan can expect a humid temperature for the rest of the day as easterlies will prevail and amihan will not be intensified during the week, he said.
“‘Yong paglabas ng init sa earth surface, walang sumasalubong nito dahil cloudless halos kaya malamig ang madaling-araw natin pero sa araw bahagyang tataas ang ating temperatura dahil easterlies ang umiiral ngayon. Mainit at medyo humid na hangin,” he said.
(The heat that’s coming from the earth surface, no one’s meeting it because it’s almost cloudless that’s why our mornings are cold, but the temperature will rise slowly in the daytime since it’s the easterlies prevailing. It’s warm and the winds are humid.)
A report from PAGASA said the amihan will not intensify during the week, and sea currents will be light-to-moderate which will be favorable to sea transportation.
Cloudy weather will be observed in the afternoon and very isolated rain showers will be expected on elevated areas, Pajarilla said.