Palawan should expect a 60 to 70 percent possibility of rain Tuesday to Wednesday next week, the state weather agency Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Friday.
Sonny Pajarilla, local chief of the PAGASA, said this is because of the low-pressure area (LPA) system in Mindanao.
He said this could be a shallow LPA which has shown consistency since its monitoring on Monday.
“Meron nga tayong medyo shallow na LPA na maaari siyang magpaulan sa Martes hanggang Miyerkules, consistent siya mula noong nag-usap tayo noong Monday hanggang ngayon ay nagmama-manifest siya sa ating modem at dahil dyan mas tumataas ang ating confidence na mas magiging maulap tayo,” he said.
Rainfall is expected to be experienced in Puerto Princesa City and also in some areas in Palawan.
He added the LPA is not defined, and as it approaches the Mindanao area early next week, it could also be immediately dissolved.
“Yong LPA mismo maaaring hindi tumawid, extended area lang siya pero meron siyang tinatawag natin na serkulasyon na magdudulot ng medyo pangungulap. Potential kaya di sya 100 percent na magpapaulan,” Pajarilla pointed out.
The extended area would reach the Sulu Sea and could bring built up piles of clouds towards the island of Palawan resulting in a 60-70 percent chance of rain next week.