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Offline c_a_p_t_a_i_n_r_o_n

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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2009, 02:25:29 PM »
Just jawing with a neighbour, who suggested avoiding Palawan in rainy season Dec-Jan due to increased mosquito, sand fly activity and said Mar & April are best time to visit

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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2009, 09:51:49 PM »
Just jawing with a neighbour, who suggested avoiding Palawan in rainy season Dec-Jan due to increased mosquito, sand fly activity and said Mar & April are best time to visit
Also the hottest time of the year (up to 107F Heat index)....God Bless
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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2009, 08:20:55 AM »
Just jawing with a neighbour, who suggested avoiding Palawan in rainy season Dec-Jan due to increased mosquito, sand fly activity and said Mar & April are best time to visit

I can\'t say that I have noticed any change with mosquitoes, they do breed in static water which could, in theory, increase in the rain season, but we rarely get continuous rain, just occasional showers and the puddles dry up in between. Sand flies can be a problem on some beaches but not every beach, and this must be the same wherever you go in the Philippines.

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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2009, 08:44:12 AM »
Just jawing with a neighbour, who suggested avoiding Palawan in rainy season Dec-Jan due to increased mosquito, sand fly activity and said Mar & April are best time to visit
Also the hottest time of the year (up to 107F Heat index)....God Bless

I don\'t know where you got your information from, but this is the coolest time of the year. 107F is 46C and I have never known it get that high during the hottest periods later in the year. Right now, 9.00am, it is a comfortable 26C and later in the day it will go up to around 29-30C. Later in the year the early afternoon temperatures will rise to around 34C. If you are including the humidity factor in your Heat Index figure, then that is misleading because it varies a lot and is not often very high.

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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2009, 01:27:51 PM »
Just jawing with a neighbour, who suggested avoiding Palawan in rainy season Dec-Jan due to increased mosquito, sand fly activity and said Mar & April are best time to visit
Also the hottest time of the year (up to 107F Heat index)....God Bless


I don\'t know where you got your information from, but this is the coolest time of the year. 107F is 46C and I have never known it get that high during the hottest periods later in the year. Right now, 9.00am, it is a comfortable 26C and later in the day it will go up to around 29-30C. Later in the year the early afternoon temperatures will rise to around 34C. If you are including the humidity factor in your Heat Index figure, then that is misleading because it varies a lot and is not often very high.

Colin
That may indeed be true there in Palawan. Here in Negros however, using my weatherbug page which reports weather from Mactan Airport in Cebu which is the closest station to Bacolod City, it has reached 94F and heat index with humidity to reach 107F. If you are curious, here\'s the link I use...
http://weather.weatherbug.com/Philippines/Bacolod%20City-weather/local-observations.html?zcode=z6100
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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2009, 05:12:08 PM »
Just jawing with a neighbour, who suggested avoiding Palawan in rainy season Dec-Jan due to increased mosquito, sand fly activity and said Mar & April are best time to visit
Also the hottest time of the year (up to 107F Heat index)....God Bless


I don\'t know where you got your information from, but this is the coolest time of the year. 107F is 46C and I have never known it get that high during the hottest periods later in the year. Right now, 9.00am, it is a comfortable 26C and later in the day it will go up to around 29-30C. Later in the year the early afternoon temperatures will rise to around 34C. If you are including the humidity factor in your Heat Index figure, then that is misleading because it varies a lot and is not often very high.

Colin
That may indeed be true there in Palawan. Here in Negros however, using my weatherbug page which reports weather from Mactan Airport in Cebu which is the closest station to Bacolod City, it has reached 94F and heat index with humidity to reach 107F. If you are curious, here\'s the link I use...
http://weather.weatherbug.com/Philippines/Bacolod%20City-weather/local-observations.html?zcode=z6100


Your post gave the impression that you were referring to Palawan. Here is the equivalent link for Puerto Princesa
http://weather.weatherbug.com/Philippines/Puerto%20Princesa%20City-weather.html?nav_section=1&zcode=z6100

Maybe you should think about moving  ;D

Colin

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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2009, 03:23:43 PM »
Although never being there myself I have several friend who have visited Puerto Princesa and said it is the hidden treasure of the RP. I would hedge my bets on Colin\'s suggestions.

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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #22 on: August 11, 2009, 10:28:39 PM »

Although never being there myself I have several friend who have visited Puerto Princesa and said it is the hidden treasure of the RP. I would hedge my bets on Colin\'s suggestions.

Murf

Murf, you have been misinformed, it not a nice place to visit, Mosquitoes, Muslim rebels and lots of tourists tramping around. Borocay is the place to go. ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Boracay or Palawan
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2009, 06:11:18 AM »
Darn that makes 6 times this week alone I have been \"misinformed\"...oh well such is life, live and learn and enjoy what you can when you can. Thanks for the input thought, will no where to not to visit first!

:) Murf