MANILA, Philippines – Expect rains in the coming days as the onset of rainy season is here, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said.
On Tuesday (June 8), the agency spotted a brewing low pressure area (LPA) in the east-southeastern side of Borongan City, Eastern Samar.
It is embedded along the intertropical convergence zone (ITCZ) which is currently affecting Visayas and Mindanao.
Specifically, the ITCZ is bringing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms over Eastern Visayas and Caraga regions.
Meanwhile, the areas of Zambales, Palawan, and Mindoro provinces are now experiencing cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms as well due to the effects of the Southwest Monsoon.
The combined effects of both weather systems – ITCZ and monsoon rains – are what’s causing partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms over Metro Manila and the rest of the country.