Isolated rains possible over Mindanao due to ITCZ — Pagasa
MANILA, Philippines — Isolated rains are still possible over Mindanao due to the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) that brings cloud bands down south, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said.
Pagasa’s report on Friday afternoon showed that there are rain-inducing clouds hovering over the southern parts of Mindanao, particularly Davao Region, Soccsksargen, and Zamboanga Peninsula.
Aside from the ITCZ, Pagasa also said that the low pressure area (LPA) east of the country is still outside of the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR), at 2,345 kilometers east of southeastern Mindanao.
State meteorologists believe the LPA is likely to become a tropical cyclone. However, the LPA is not yet expected to enter PAR by the weekend, which means the rest of the country can still have generally fair weather.
For Saturday, Pagasa said parts of Luzon may experience cloudy weather. Temperatures would remain high however, especially for Tuguegarao, ranging from 25 to 37 degrees Celsius; Legazpi with 26 to 34 degrees; Laoag with 26 to 33 degrees; Metro Manila with 25 to 33 degrees; and Puerto Princesa at 26 to 32 degrees.
Baguio City and Tagaytay would have slightly colder temperatures, at 18 to 24 degrees Celsius and 24 to 31 degrees, respectively.
Visayas and Mindanao would also have high temperatures despite a possibility of rains: Tacloban and Iloilo would have something between 26 to 33 degrees Celsius; Cebu with 27 to 34 degrees; Zamboanga with 25 to 33 degrees; Cagayan de Oro with 25 to 33 degrees; and Davao with 25 to 34 degrees.
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