ITCZ brings rain to parts of Mindanao; amihan to affect northern, central Luzon
MANILA, Philippines — The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Caraga, Davao de Oriental, Davao de Oro, and Leyte Provinces, while the northeast monsoon and shear line will affect the weather in other parts of the country, the state weather bureau said Wednesday.
“Sa kasalukuyan, ang tinatawag nating ITCZ ang nakakaapekto sa Mindanao, samantalang ang northeast monsoon ang umiiral sa northern at central Luzon. Ang tinatawag nating shear line o ‘yung dating tail-end ng frontal system ang nakakaapekto sa silangang bahagi ng hilagang Luzon,” weather specialist Samuel Duran said in a forecast of the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
(At present, the ITCZ affects the weather in Mindanao while the northeast monsoon prevails over northern and central Luzon. The shear line or the previously called tail-end of a frontal system is affecting the eastern part of northern Luzon.)
The ITCZ is where winds coming from the northern and southern hemisphere converge, bringing clouds that cause rains in affected areas.
According to Pagasa’s forecast, the northeast monsoon, locally known as “amihan,” will bring cloudy skies with rains in Batanes and Babuyan Islands.
Partly cloudy skies with isolated light rains, meanwhile, are expected over Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and the rest of Cagayan Valley and of Central Luzon due to the northeast monsoon.
The shear line, on the other hand, will bring cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms in Isabela, Aurora, and mainland Cagayan, according to Pagasa.
The state weather bureau added that Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
Forecast temperature range in key cities/areas:
Metro Manila: 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
Baguio City: 15 to 24 degrees Celsius
Laoag City: 23 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tuguegarao: 22 to 32 degrees Celsius
Legazpi City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Puerto Princesa City: 25 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tagaytay: 22 to 30 degrees Celsius
Kalayaan Islands: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Iloilo City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Cebu: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Tacloban City: 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
Cagayan De Oro City: 24 to 31 degrees Celsius
Zamboanga City: 24 to 34 degrees Celsius
Davao City: 26 to 33 degrees Celsius
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