ITCZ affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, Mindanao

Marje Pelayo   •   August 24, 2021   •   388

MANILA, Philippines — Several areas in Southern Luzon, Visaya, and Mindanao are experiencing the effects of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), according to the latest weather advisory from PAGASA.

Specifically, the ITCZ is affecting Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, the Bicol Region, the Visayas, Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, and Caraga.

Said areas will have cloudy skies with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms which could lead to possible flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Meanwhile, the rest of the country will have partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rain showers or thunderstorms due to the combined effects of the ITCZ and localized thunderstorms.

This may cause flash floods or landslides during severe thunderstorms.

Forecast wind conditions in the Western section of Luzon will be light to moderate moving South.

Meanwhile, the rest of Luzon will have light to moderate winds moving Northeast to Southeast.

Visayas and Mindanao will also have light to moderate winds moving Northeast to Northwest.

The public is advised to refer to PAGASA’s website at bagong.pagasa.dost.gov.ph for more details on the 24-hour weather update.

Nyatoh to bring rain over Palawan, Mindanao as it moves away from PAR

UNTV News   •   December 3, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will be experienced in Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao, Caraga, and the southern portion of Palawan due to the trough of Typhoon Nyatoh which is moving further away from the Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), the weather bureau said Friday.

They typhoon was last located 1,495 km east of northern Luzon packing maximum sustained winds of 140 km/h.

The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) warned against possible flash floods or landslides in these areas during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Meanwhile, the northeast monsoon will cause light rains over Cagayan Valley, Apayao, Kalinga, Ifugao, Mt. Province, and Aurora. It will also bring cloudy skies with isolated light rains to Metro Manila and the rest of the country according to PAGASA.

 

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Expect colder days as PAGASA announces onset of amihan season

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Expect colder days ahead after the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) announced the onset of northeast monsoon or amihan season in the country.

PAGASA also observed gradual cooling of the surface air temperature over the northeastern part of Luzon.

“For the past several days, strong to gale-force northeasterly winds have prevailed over Northern Luzon due to the strengthening of the high-pressure system over Siberia and enhanced by passing of low- pressure areas (LPAs),” according to PAGASA

Surges of cold temperatures may also be expected in the coming months, the state weather bureau added.

Meanwhile, with the on-going La Niña, NE monsoon rainfall may be enhanced and could trigger floods, flash floods, and rain-induced landslides over susceptible areas. PAGASA reminded local government units and the public to take precautionary measures. AAC

ITCZ brings scattered rainshowers, thunderstorms over parts of Luzon, Visayas

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 25, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) affecting Southern Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao will continue to bring scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms,  the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said Monday.

Scattered rainshowers and thunderstorms will prevail over Metro Manila, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, Bicol Region, and Western Visayas. The state weather bureau warned possible flash floods or landslides during moderate to at times heavy rains.

Cagayan Valley and Aurora will likewise have cloudy skies with scattered rainshowers and isolated thunderstorms, while the rest of the country will experience partly cloudy to cloudy skies with isolated rainshowers or thunderstorms. AAC

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