Tropical storm Ambo will have no direct effect on the province of Palawan but isolated rains will be experienced next week, according to the state weather bureau.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) local weather specialist Allain Joy Lusoc said Wednesday that they are monitoring the intensity of the wind on its southwest movement.
“Wala siyang direktang epekto sa province natin pero binabantayan natin ‘yong paglakas nito ng hangin — sa southwest na movement ng hangin,” he said.
The rain showers to be experienced next week are localized in lowland areas.
However, Lusoc said that as the rains are only localized, it could only affect the heat factor in these specific areas.
“Yong ulan na inaasahan natin ay hindi malawakan, localized ito, isang area lang. Ito yong tinatawag natin na cumulonimbus clouds o yong thunderstorm clouds natin na bigla lang nabubuo at mabilis din nalulusaw,” he said.
He said that Ambo may still exist within the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) until Sunday and if there will be no changes with its intensity and speed, the tropical depression might leave the PAR in the next four to five days.
No gale warnings are raised within the seas of the province due to its distance with the track of the tropical storm.
Meanwhile, based on the trend record of the weather bureau, the heat index of the province currently fluctuates and the relative humidity increases that bring humid winds.
“Base sa trend or kung hindi magkakaroon ng pag-ulan dito sa lalawigan ng Palawan, inaasahan natin na medyo nagpa-fluctuate ito. Pero mataas nga ang temperatura natin at medyo may kataasan pa ang heat index natin. Mataas yong relative humidity natin, masyadong humid ang hangin natin,” he said.
“Hindi siya lumalayo o bumababa nang husto sa kasalukuyan natin, ang pinakamataas na naitatala natin ay nasa 35 degrees Celsius or may init factor yan na 42 to 44 degrees Celsius na nararanasan,” Luson added.
Lusoc said that the heat index experience in the province is normally based on the trend recorded by local PAGASA during the month of May.