QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Two prevailing weather systems will bring rains in the country, the state weather bureau said on Monday.
A weak southwest monsoon is affecting the western sections of Northern Luzon, while an Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) is affecting Southern Mindanao, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
“The regions of Ilocos, Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), Cagayan Valley, Western and Central Visayas, Palawan, Zamboanga Peninsula and SOCCSKSARGEN will experience cloudy skies with light to moderate rainshowers and thunderstorms,” it said.
Meanwhile, Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy to cloudy with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly in the afternoon or evening.
Pagasa said moderate to strong winds blowing from the southwest to south will prevail over Northern Luzon and the coastal waters along these areas will be moderate to rough.
Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east to southeast over the rest of the country with slight to moderate seas, it added.