MANILA – A low pressure area (LPA) embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) affecting the Visayas and Mindanao and the southwest monsoon affecting Luzon will cause scattered rains over parts of the country, a state forecaster said Tuesday.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) senior weather specialist Meno Mendoza said Zambales, Palawan, and Mindoro provinces will experience cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to the southwest monsoon or “habagat”.
“The rest of Luzon, including Metro Manila, will experience fair weather with isolated rain showers and thunderstorms,” he said.
The LPA last spotted 285 kilometers east southeast of Borongan City, Eastern Samar, will bring scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas.
Mendoza said the rest of the Visayas will have fair weather, but may also experience isolated thunderstorms.
Caraga will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms due to ITCZ and the LPA, he said.
PAGASA, meanwhile, forecast the rest of the country to experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to habagat (southwest monsoon) and the ITCZ.
Meanwhile, moderate winds and moderate seas will prevail over the western section of Luzon.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate with slight to moderate seas, PAGASA said. (PNA)