Pagasa: Rain in 5 areas in Visayas, Mindanao due to ITCZ
MANILA, Philippines — The intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) is forecast to trigger rain in five areas in the country on Thursday, according the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa).
Due to the ITCZ, Eastern Visayas, Surigao del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Dinagat Islands, and Davao Oriental will have overcast skies with scattered rain and thunderstorms, Pagasa said in its latest weather bulletin.
“Patuloy na umiiral itong intertropical convergence zone, o ang pagsasalubong ng hangin mula sa northern at southern hemisphere sa malaking bahagi ng Mindanao. Ngayong umaga pa lamang, may nararanasan na tayong thunderstorm activity,” said Pagasa weather specialist Daniel James Villamil.
(The intertropical convergence zone, or the meeting of winds from the northern and southern hemispheres, is still affecting a large part of Mindanao. This morning, there are already thunderstorm activities).
Villamil added that Pagasa is not monitoring any low-pressure area in and around the country.
Metro Manila and the rest of the country will have partly cloudy skies with possible isolated rain showers due to localized thunderstorms.
Areas affected by rain are warned of possible landslides or floods, said Pagasa.
Temperature range in key cities / areas on Thursday:
- Metro Manila — 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Baguio — 17 to 24 degrees Celsius
- Laoag — 24 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Tuguegarao — 23 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Legazpi — 25 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Puerto Princesa — 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Tagaytay — 22 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Kalayaan Islands — 26 to 32 degrees Celsius
- Iloilo — 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Cebu — 26 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Tacloban — 25 to 30 degrees Celsius
- Cagayan de Oro — 23 to 31 degrees Celsius
- Zamboanga — 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
- Davao — 24 to 33 degrees Celsius
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