ITCZ to bring rains on Sunday

MANILA — Rains are expected in most parts of the country on Sunday due to the presence of intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA)

ITCZ, which is the thick clouds coming from the south of Asia, is considered a breeding ground for low-pressure areas (LPAs) or potential cyclones, which is affecting Mindanao.

For Sunday’s forecast, cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms will be experienced over Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Bicol Region and the provinces of Quezon and Aurora while partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.

Moderate to occasionally strong winds coming from the east to southeast will prevail over northern luzon and its coastal waters will be moderate to occasionally rough. Elsewhere, winds will be light to moderate coming from the east with slight to moderate seas.

The state weather bureau has not issued gale warning as the fisherfolks are safe to venture into the seas.

In its weekly outlook, Zamboanga Peninsula, ARMM and SOCCSKSARGEN on Monday will have cloudy skies with light to moderate rains and thunderstorms while Metro Manila and the rest of the country will be partly cloudy in the morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with some isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms mostly over the eastern section.

By Tuesday until the rest of the forecast outlook, the whole country will have partly cloudy skies in the morning, becoming cloudy in the afternoon with a high chances of some isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms.

No tropical cyclone is expected to enter or develop inside the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) within the forecast period. However, this outlook will be updated as soon as significant changes in the weather pattern occur. PNA/northboundasia.com