ITCZ to bring rain showers over parts of PH

ITCZ to bring rain showers over parts of PH

MANILA – The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ), now the prevailing weather system in the country, will bring rain showers over parts of the archipelago, a weather forecaster said Tuesday.

Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be experienced over Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Palawan, Central and Western Visayas due to the ITCZ.

“There are times when heavy rains will be experienced in these areas, and this may cause floods and landslides,” Ariel Rojas of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.

Metro Manila and the rest of Luzon will have warm and humid weather.

“Isolated rains are likely in the afternoon or evening so one must still bring an umbrella,” he said.

The rest of Mindanao will have generally fair weather. Chances of rains are seen in the afternoon or evening, Rojas said.

Light to moderate winds and slight to moderate seas will prevail over the entire archipelago.

Meanwhile, Rojas said PAGASA does not see a tropical cyclone that may develop in the next 24 to 48 hours.

However, a low pressure area may develop east of the Visayas and Mindanao by Thursday or Friday. This has a slim chance of developing into a tropical cyclone, Rojas said. (PNA)

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