Expect a rainy Wednesday in Luzon, Visayas, says PagasaBy Frances Mangosing
MANILA, Philippines–The western section of Northern Luzon, Central and Southern Luzon and Visayas will experience mostly cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms, caused by an intertropical convergence zone affecting Southern Luzon and Visayas, the state weather bureau said Wednesday.
An ITCZ is a convergence of winds, where low pressure areas are formed.
The rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration said.
No potential cyclones were being monitored by Pagasa.
Light to moderate winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Luzon and Visayas and coming from southwest over Mindanao. The coastal waters throughout the archipelago wil be slight to moderate.
The National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Council issued flood advisories in Ilocos region, Central Luzon, Calabarzon, Bicol region and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Tuesday night, following the ITCZ.
“People living near the mountain slopes and in low lying areas (in said water courses) and local disaster risk reduction and management councils concerned are advised to take necessary precautions,” it said.